American Civil War : The Bloodiest War Essay

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American Civil war The American Civil War is the deadliest war in American history. The Civil War was fought between the upper North of the United States, known as the union, who opposed slavery and the Confederate Southern states, who were heavily dependent on slavery. The Civil War would split the United States into two parts, leaving devastation to both sides. The Civil War was caused by different conflicts over territorial expansion, economy, the Abolition Movement, and politics. A big reason for the Civil War was differences over territorial expansion. The northern states were built on industrialism and ran their economy off of mills, textiles, and manufacturing. The North had experienced more advancements in education and technology than the South. Northern states also had an influx of immigration, which would provide cheap labor. This era of manufacturing led to the North’s decision to become free states, because they did not have a need for slaves. The northern states wanted to keep slavery contained in the south. Northern states knew if they did not let slavery expand into new states, that slavery would eventually die out. Southern politicians were looking for the expansion of slavery into western territory. Southern politicians knew without expanding slavery that eventually free states would outnumber slave states. Southern politicians were able to expand slavery for a short time with the Missouri Compromise of 1820, and the Compromise of 1850.…

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