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HIS-144 T7: AMERICA AT WAR Name: Kristin Hensley Directions: Using resources from the Topic 7 Readings, including your textbook, materials provided by your instructor through class discussion, and materials from the GCU Library Guide for HIS-144 US History Themes, respond to the five questions below. Answer the questions on this worksheet regarding the war assigned to you by your instructor. Each answer should be a minimum of 100-200 words. The overall assignment must include three to five relevant scholarly sources in support of your content. While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. Wikipedia, Ask.com, ehow.com and other online information sites, encyclopedias, or dictionaries are not considered university academic sources and are NOT TO BE USED . 1. What were the causes of the war? What attempts were made beforehand to prevent war? “The Civil War began in 1861 following many years of tension between the North and the South over slavery, westward expansions, and states’ rights. After the election of Abraham Lincoln, seven southern states seceded and formed the Confederate States of America (Schultz,2018).” Although America was growing, there was still a large economic divide between the North and the South. The North was establishing manufacturing and industrialization, while the South was still dependent on agricultural resources that meant the need for slave labor to grow and harvest certain crops. Growing abolitionist sentiment, and the opposition to slavery’s extension created fear amongst the Southern region that their agricultural economy was in danger (Schultz, 2018). The only attempt to try to prevent the uprising of the South, was for the south to secede and agree to the

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