History of the United States
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What was the reason of the civil war?

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07/24/2010

Short version is: Some states believed that the Federal Govt laws took a back seat to State laws. The Feds disagreed. One of the issues, but not the only one, was slavery. Many will argue the the South seceded because of Slavery and others say "States Rights". The truth as usual is somewhere in the middle.