The Civil War Lasted Between 1861 and 1865

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The Civil War lasted between 1861 and 1865 and it resulted to more than 618,000 casualties. The war was mainly caused by political differences between the South and the North. In the beginning of the 1800s, political diversities between the two different regions had also grown. Politically, it was the results of the turmoil of a United States government split into separate into proslavery and antislavery. Political issue was one of the main causes of the Civil War. The Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed the Missouri Compromise in 1854, which proposed that the Nebraska territory be divided into the Kansas territory and Nebraska territory and that the settlers there ruled with popular sovereignty (Doc.7). Dred Scott sued for his freedom, since he argued his residency on a free soil land made him a free citizen. The court decided against him because slaves are property and had no right to sue (Doc.9). Another cause of the civil war was the actions of John Brown, who attacked on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. His plan was to seize the weapons and help the slaves revolt, but it didn’t work (Doc 6). When violence broke out in Kansas’s territory over slavery, Charles Sumner gave a speech on the “crime against Kansas”. Preston brooks, took it upon himself to defend his colleagues and beat Sumner with a cane (Doc.8). If America was not faced with these problems that I have mentioned in the paragraphs above we might not of had a Civil War. The facts show that political issues was a significant cause of the Civil
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