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What event triggered the US Civil War?


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Answered 2015-05-28 23:14:10

This question can be answered two ways. One event that was the ultimate trigger for the US Civil War was the election of Republican Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 presidential election. This propmpted the move to session to begin and the end result was the rebellion of the South drifting into an all out war.The other answer is the attack on US Fort Sumter, was the trigger point most referred to as the main event leading to an all out war between the states.

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