How Did Civil War Happen

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The Start of Civil War Civil war was one of the bloodiest conflicts in U.S. history, it started because of different political and economic beliefs that caused conflicts between the northern and the southern states. There were major political and economic issues, social and cultural forces, individuals and groups that caused civil war. There are different opinions on what caused civil war, for some it was just because of slavery, but there were many factors that separated the nation and it was almost impossible to stop civil war. It was a war that was going to be fought no matter what. Civil war lasted four years, from 1861 to 1865, it was between the South and the North. The South was also refer as Confederate States of America or as rebels. …show more content…
But it is one of the important factors that led to the rebellion. In 1619 a ship gets to British settlement to the Jamestown settlement with slaves from Africa. Virginia was one of the first places were slavery took place in America. Slavery existed in all thirteen colonies and it was legal almost in every colony. At the start of the American Revolution in 1775 some Americans thought that a proclamation from the Declaration of Independence was contradicting itself. In the Declaration of Independence it is stated; “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” (Declaration of Independence. 1776.).In this statement it can be said that there is a contradiction in this declaration. Slaves were seen inferior to white and wealthy people, but it was not right. The Declaration of Independence clearly states that men should be treated equally and free. There was hope that slavery in the southerner states was going to end, but it ended when in Massachusetts Eli Whitney created the cotton gin. This invention made it easier for textile mills to use the cotton grown in the South. In the article Slavery: Cause and Catalyst of the Civil War by the National Park Service it is stated that “ Southern plantations using slave labor produced the great export crops- tobacco, rice, forest products, and indigo-that made the American colonies prosperous.”(National Park Service). As the demand of cotton and other productions increased white men thought that the only way of keep the production going with such success was to bring more slaves. More slaves were brought into America, and agriculture began to expand. In the article United States of America: History--The Debate over Slavery, “Climatic conditions in the

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