Some Major Causes of the Civil WarImage: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Civil-war-021.jpg
Sectionalism: The growing differences between the North and the SouthImage: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_map_1864_Civil_War_divisions.svg
States rights: The belief that states had certain rights….even above the national government!Image:http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1864_Johnson_Map_of_North_Carolina_and_So
Slavery: TheSouth dependedon slavery as theirway of life. Manynortherners were“abolitionists” andwanted to abolish,or do away with,slavery
The book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin: This book by Harriet Beecher Stowe caused great controversy about the condition of slavery!Image:http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Uncle_Tom%27s_Cabin_for_Children_book_co
Dred Scott v.Sanford: TheSupreme Courtstated in thisdecision thatslaves wereproperty and hadno rights ascitizens!Image: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DredScott.jpg
Election ofAbraham Lincoln:This was the “finalstraw” for theSoutherners.Lincoln was aRepublican andsoutherners felt hewas going to doaway with slavery!
Secession: After Lincoln’s election, thesouthern states began to secede, or removethemselves, from the union.Image: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CSA_Political_Map-en.svg
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