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The Civil War had many names for instance some called it, "The War of the Rebellion," "The War Between the States," "The War for Southern Independence," and "The Brothers' War." No matter how many names this war had it would be forever remembered throughout history. The Civil War started in April 1861-1865 and it began at Fort Sumter in South Caroline. Most of the fighting during the American Civil War took place on Southern soil. In part, this was the result of the war strategies of both sides. To win the war, the South had only to survive. On the other hand, for the North to win, the Union had to be restored. Thus, Union forces had to conquer the South in order to win the war.

Several factors contributed to the war, such as economics, sectionalism and political factors. But the dominant cause of the Civil War was Slavery. See the Confederates insisted on their right to leave the Union and the loyal states refused to allow them to go. Secession was the act by which the 11 Southern states that formed the Confederate States of America withdrew from the Union. The secession crisis of 1860вЂ"61 led directly to the outbreak of Civil War.

The cause of the war between the North and the South consisted on the different views of victory the Confederates and the Union wanted, see the Confederates wanted independence. The North sought to compel the seceded states to abandon their hopes to found a new nation. Another cause was differences between the Northern and Southern economies. For instance the North economy, which consisted of a growing manufacturing sector, major commercial interests, and small farms, was establishing itself as an industrial society (it had 85 percent of the nation's industry and 90 percent of its industrial output in 1860) and sought to prohibit the expansion of slavery into the western territories that would eventually become new states. Opponents of slavery opposed its expansion partly because they did not want to compete against slave labor. The South's economy, on the other hand, was for the most part agricultural and based on large plantations using slave labor to cultivate crops.

Also the North wanted a strong central government that would protect its trading and financial interests, control the national currency, and fund internal improvements. The South, which was less dependent on the federal government, saw no need to strengthen it and feared that a stronger central government might interfere with the institution of slavery and further weaken state sovereignty. Furthermore Southerners feared not only that they would lose the federal government's protection of slavery in the new territories but that the North's stance would endanger the future of slavery in the South itself.

Secession was the act by which the 11 Southern states that formed the Confederate States of America withdrew from the Union. The secession crisis of 1860вЂ"61 led directly to the outbreak of Civil War. In addition the white Southerners fear for the future

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