The Battle of Gettysburg

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Southern Viewpoint


favored slavery

felt they were fighting a second war of independence

made living from small farms and plantations

wanted to lower taxes on goods

believed in states' rights

I believe the Civil War was fought for many reasons, not just slavery. For example, economics played an important role in this conflict.

Northern Viewpoint


opposed slavery

felt they were fighting a war to free the slaves

made living from factories and trade

wanted to raise taxes on Europeans goods so Southerners would buy Northern products

believed that the Union must be saved above all else