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Causes of the American Civil War From the time America was formed until 1860, America was a nation divided. They fought in the American Revolution in order to become a free country from Britain’s control and you would think that this war would soon bring the new country together in an unprecedented fashion. In fact, it may have divided them more than the Revolution had brought them together. This division was a result of location and personal disagreements on what to do with the newly acquired land from previous wars and what to do with the slaves in the south. There is a common misconception that the American Civil War was fought only over slavery, when in fact, there were several other reasons for why the War Between the States was fought.
It took a long time for the Southern economy to recovered from the war and were reintegrated socially and politically in the equal rights of the Union. This process took until into the 1870s. The undesirable effects Only a short time later after the Civil War the Ku-Klux-Klan was formed. Members of this racist secret society went after the war against traders from the north, which was rumored to want to hit from the defeat of the South profit. Also on former slaves who had transferred political offices in the South, the Klan made chase.
African Americans went through a lot and have gotten very far in society. The journey starts with fighting for citizenship and globally ends with the battle for equality. The American Civil war was the beginning of trying to obtain citizenship for African Americans. Northern states wanted to free the slaves, and Southern states did not. That was the basis of the war.
If these two battles had been wins for the Confederates instead of losses, the war could have had a completely different result. The Civil War decided what kind of country America would be; would it be a slave nation or a free nation? This war occurred due to differences in the free and slave states wanting to prohibit slavery in territories