The Civil War Cause and Effect Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

The Civil War
A discussion about the causes of the US Civil War.
# 116217 | 1,483 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Sep 01, 2009 in History (U.S. Civil War 1860-1865)

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This paper explains how cotton and pride were major causes behind the actions which led to the US Civil War and emphasizes that there was not an issue of morality involved. The paper discusses how the North wanted to stop the spread of slavery to increase their political power, while the South wanted new territories involved in slavery for power and money as well. The paper opines that the war did not need to happen; had both sides shown patience, they would have had their way without bloodshed.

From the Paper:

"There was hope for reconciliation, or at least an avoidance of protracted civil war up to the point when the Confederate Army began their bombardment of Fort Sumter, the Union stronghold in Charleston, South Carolina. General PGT Beauregard had called for the surrender of the Union fort since December of 1860. On April 12, 1861 at 4:30 a.m. the Confederates began firing and shelled the Union Army for 36 hours straight. War had begun. The end was far from a foregone conclusion and the bloodiest war in American history had just commenced."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Leidner, G. Causes of the Civil War Retrieved 1-24-2006 from
  • Stampp, K. The Causes of the Civil War New York: Simon and Schuster 1991
  • Tenzer, L. The Forgotten Cause of the Civil War Mannahawkin, N.J.: Scholars' Publishing House 1997

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