What Caused the Civil War?
It is a major misconception that the Civil War was fought solely over the issue of slavery. One of the issues it was fought over was the seccession of the south and the preservation of the Union. The aim of the north was to preserve the Union, while the aim of the south was to preserve their way of life and right of free will.
Upon seceding from the Union, South Carolina wanted to make very clear that its primary reason for seceding was not slavery. In its secession document, it is stated that it was a constitutional right of the state to be free and independent. "A struggle for the ri…
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