Civil War

Written by Jill Morrison
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The Civil War is considered by many to be the greatest war in American history. Over three million soldiers fought in the war and 600,000 died. It was the only war fought by Americans, on American soil.

Countless documentaries, movies, books, and essays have been created regarding the Civil War. The internet provides us with another valuable tool for seeking war information. This war is particularly fascinating to Americans and most historians.

Causes of the Civil War

The Civil War marked the conflict between the Northern (Union) states and the Southern (Confederacy) states. This war has obtained many nicknames because its name is somewhat misleading. In the South, it is known as the War of the States, the War of Rebellion, and the War of Secession.

The war was not a struggle between classes. Rather, it was a struggle over political, social, psychological, and economic elements. Historians continue to disagree about the exact, basic cause of this war.


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