Causes of the Civil War


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The Civil War caused by many reasons and it divided the North and the South.

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  • Causes of the Civil War
  • The Missouri Compromise
  • The Missouri Compromise
  • Slavery in America
  • The social and political controversies had brought the tension between the North and the South, which led to the Civil War.
  • The Underground Railroad
  • The Missouri Compromise was passed to maintain the power between the slave states and free states. Under this compromise, the constitution allowed the states to count each slaves as three-fifths of a person to determine the population and representatives in congress.
  • The Abolitionist Movement
  • No slavery! No slavery!
  • Slavery in America was a significant factor that led to the Civil War because the South was an agricultural economy where it depended on slaves. However, the North feared that free states workers were unable to compete against those workers from slave states.
  • The Dred Scott Decision
  • The Underground Railroad was the secret passageways and safe houses used by the slaves to escape slave holding states to northern states and Canada. It was led by many abolitionists and many slaves were free.
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  • The Abolitionist Movement was to end slavery and find freedom for those slaves. The abolitionists believed that all people are created equal. This precept made the north and the south became intensive, which led to a division.
  • The Dred Scott Decision was sued the U.S. government for freedom and citizenship. However, African Americans could not have citizenship and it overturned the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
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