The Battle of Gettysburg

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Southern Viewpoint

Confederate

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


Union


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