What was the main cause of the Civil War?
The American Civil War, fought from 1861 to 1865, was a war between the United States government and the Southern States who had seceded, or broken away, from the Union to form the Confederate States of America. The United States government wanted to maintain the Union and would not permit the South to secede. The Southern States thought that the government was going to abolish slavery, which they felt was an economic necessity. Neither side could find a peaceful way to solve the problem, so war resulted.
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