Was America north or south in the civil war?
They were "the Civil War".
The North and the South were going against each other.
They were fighting against slavery (the North).
And the South wanted slavery.
The two sides of the US Civil War were the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA againsts th Confederat States of America. The Civil War was the North and South, the Yanks against the Rebs,or the United States (North) and the Confederacy (South). However, there have been other civil wars in other countries; civil war simply means a war within the boundaries of a country.
In the beginning of the Civil War the North was fighting to join the South back into the Union. While to the South the war was about defense, to protect their new country Confederate States of America(C.S.A). By the end of the war the North was fighting against the 'Peculiar Institution in other words slavery, while the South was fighting to save it.
On April 12, 1861, America was split up into two parts. The north & the south. The North was the United States of America. The South was the Confederate States of America. The president of the Confederate States of America was Jefferson Davis. The president of the United States of America was Abraham Lincoln. They were considered the Presidents of the Civil War.
The American continents are located in both northern (North and Central America) and southern (South America) hemispheres. The United States of America (sometimes improperly called simply "America" is on the North American continent and therefore in the northern hemisphere. The US Civil War is sometimes called a war between "north" and "south" but in that case both sides were in the USA, in North America, and in the northern hemisphere.
The civil war was different because in the civil war it was northern America fighting southern America. in other wars it was all of America fighting a different country. They were fighting because the South (or the Confederates) wanted to keep slavery in the US. The North ( or the union) was fighting to abolish slavery in the US. Of course, the North won.