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The Causes for the American Civil War

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What were the causes of the American Civil War?

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<b>I. Slavery</b>
a. It presented a dramatic moral issue, since it dealt with human beings and involved individual freedom and democratic ideals.
b. It was at the heart of most of the major issues dividing the two sections.
c. It cannot be the only cause however since two-thirds of white Southerners did not own slaves.
d. Most Northerners were not abolitionists.
e. Lincoln and the Republicans pledged not to threaten slavery where it already exsisted.
f. Four slave states remained loyal to the Union.

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