Civil War 1861-1865
By: Drewcilla Harvey
Causes of the Civil War
Southerners thought the government was becoming too strong. They did not think the government had the right to tell them how they should live. Southerners felt if they stayed in the United States, the North would control them.
People in the North began to want to abolish slavery more and more, but Southerners depended on the labor of slaves. By 1860 there were approximately 4,000,000 slaves in the U.S.
The North and the South disagreed on the rights. States' rights over Federal rights.
The debate over which power rightly belonged to the states and which belonged to the Federal Government became heated.The North and the South had completely different opinions.
Life style; Rural vs. Urban
It was almost impossible to move from one group to another
The south sold cotton and crops to make money and help.
Selection of Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln became president and wanted to abolish slavery, which he did, but others disagreed with his plans so they seceded.