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The major event that soon led to the US Civil War was the bombardment of the US fort, Fort Sumter that guarded the Charleston, South Carolina harbor. US President Lincoln had warned the Confederacy that the US would not start an armed conflict with the South. He made it clear that if the South initiated such a conflict, he would have no choice but to defend Federal property. The fort had to surrender, and Lincoln responded by calling for an army of 75,000 volunteers to serve a three month enlistment to end the rebellion.

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Lincoln's refusal to accept the Crittenden Compromise, because it would have allowed some extension of slavery.

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