The American Civil War: Causes and Repercussions Analytical Essay by Nicky

The American Civil War: Causes and Repercussions
An analytical paper which proposes a different view on the civil war.
# 148233 | 1,237 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 04, 2011 in History (U.S. Civil War 1860-1865) , Military (Military History)

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This paper is an analytical piece on the origins of the Civli war. The main argument is that the division of the union was not necessarily from slavery. The writer argues the war began from the south wishing for freedom from federal laws. Through various quotes and examples, the paper expresses this idea until the end. It concludes with a look at the result of the war.

From the Paper:

"This, of course, raises the question as to why the South was so determined to exercise control over federal laws and nullify the U.S. government's legislation. Behind the philosophy of state independence there were many practical concerns, rooted in the fact that the South had vastly different economic interests than the North. Taxation was becoming an especially grievous divider between the two regions. Because factory labor dominated the North, the North wished to limit the import of goods from abroad, so residents would buy American products. However, the large cotton plantations in the South were export-driven."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Causes of the Civil War," KET, 2009, April 23, 2009,
  • Gordon, John B. "Causes of the Civil War." Reminiscences of the Civil War. Page updated June 1, 2002. April 23, 2009.
  • Leidner, Gordon. "Causes of the Civil War: A Balanced Answer." Great American History. April 23, 2009.
  • Litwak, Leon. "Results of the Civil War." Funk & Wagnalls(r) New Encyclopedia. 2005 World Almanac Education Group. April 23, 2009.
  • "The Secession Crisis: Bleeding Kansas." The Civil War. April 23, 2009.

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