What was considered the beginning of the Civil War?
The attack on Fort Sumpter by the Confederate forces, was what was said to have started the Civil War. The causes leading up to the Civil War were over slavery and the freedom of slavery etc. In the election of 1860, our first assassinated President Abraham Lincoln won the election for presidency. This was significant because it caused the south to think they hadn't had any say or any power in the new land because not one southern state voted for Lincoln, and he still was elected president. The south then decided that they would just up and leave since they hadn't equal power with the northern states.