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US Civil War
Slavery

What issue that divided the North and South was potentially resolved by the session of the South?

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June 12, 2015 12:29AM

The issue of states rights was never fully resolved by the war. Even today there is arguments over the right of states to make laws versus the federal law. When the south left to union they opened the door to war. Lincoln couldn't allow them to leave.

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June 11, 2015 10:45PM

The main issue that divided the North and the South before the onset of the US Civil War centered around slavery. Most Northerners were content to let slavery in the South continue, but were opposed to the expansion of slavery in the territories. The session of the Southern states ended that particular point of friction.