Describe how and why the war to save the Union became the war to end slavery?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 21, 2019, 8:39 pm ad1c9bdddf
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Many historians agree that the war to end slavery and to save the Union were closely intertwined. However, the abolition of slavery was NOT the driving force of the Civil War. There were two main factors that contributed in the progression toward the Civil War (1861-165): to keep the union united and ongoing economic divides and debates. The abolition of slavery became integrated in the war because the south's economy (e.g. plantations) heavily relied on slave labor. ...
This solution explores reasons why the war to save the United States Union became the war to end slavery during the civil war.