Sadly, the main cause of the Civil War was slavery.
Start of the War
There were many events that led up to the Civil War
The Civil War had a big impact on the U.S. Many lives were lost, and the South faced the most destruction. But, the Civil War changed many lives, freed the slaves, but at a high price. There is still places around the U.S. that are still recovering from the Civil War.
Union War Efforts
Slavery was a major issue in the United States. The North was completely against it, but the South depended on it for their economy. Soon tense kept building up between the North and South and war broke out.
Confederacy War Efforts
The South's biggest advantage was their military leaders.
The start of the Civil War was at Fort Sumter. The Confederacy, which was all the states that had seceded from the Union, had attacked the fort, which led to all the fighting. The rest of the war was even more destructive than the first attack that caused it.
Legacy of the War
The Union efforts were successful in winning the war. They had captured most of the South's trading ports, so it was easier for them to travel to the South. They also were able to lower the Confederacy's economy. The South had no chance and surrendered most of their battles due to lack of supplies.
The Union soldiers took over most ports in the South, including New Orleans.
The Confederacy did try their hardest to fight back against the Union, but their efforts were useless. The Union was much more powerful. The the South did have more of a population than the North, and they had better military leaders, the Union had better strategies.
In the end, the war ended with the Union winning. But, the war left severe affects. Many homes and towns were destroyed, mostly in the South. Also, the Confederacy's economy was in pieces. In all, this is what happened in the Civil War.
The war all together left more destruction than peace.