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Was Slavery the Main Cause of the Civil War?

By Mr. History
9/8/2015 • Ask Mr. History

Was slavery the main cause of the Civil War?

—MKM

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Dear MKM,

However much the matter of “States Rights” is bandied about, the ulterior economic issue underlying it, and therefore the fundamental cause of the American Civil War, was slavery—whether or not to spread it west and whether or not to end it.

Sincerely,

 

Jon Guttman
Research Director
World History
www.historynet.com

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