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Some of the major causes of the Civil War were state rights and differences in the social and economical structure between the North and South. Slavery fit into all three of these categories and was another key component... More »

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The Civil War began on April 12, 1861 when the Confederates came after the Union soldiers in South Carolina at Fort Sumter. The last battle was fought in Texas on May 13, 1865. More »

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The Civil War began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate batteries shelled Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. The Confederate commander at the scene was Pierre Gustave T. Beauregard, though his authority to fire on the for... More »

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The economic impact after the Civil War was devastating for the South and the North, because the war was extremely costly for both sides. It took decades for both sides to recover. More »

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In some ways, it seems inevitable that the Civil War would happen because of the rising tensions between the North and the South. It is impossible to know for sure whether or not the American Civil War was inevitable and... More »

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The Civil War was a complex conflict stemming from myriad causes including slavery, trade, and federal structure, and as such it is a matter of opinion as to whether or not it was preventable. Many forces were in play at... More »

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During the Civil War, the North had a larger population, greater access to the navy, more industrial power and better access to gunpowder. However, the South benefited from familiarity with their own terrain, being resou... More »

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