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Why did the South secede following the presidential election of 1860?

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Why did the South secede following the presidential election of 1860?

The Civil War:

The Civil War was a major armed conflict between the northern and southern states that lasted from 1861 until 1865. The war resulted in a number of major changes in American society.

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Abraham Lincoln, the winner of the 1860 election, was a strong opponent of slavery. Southerners felt that he would thwart the expansion of slavery and...

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Why Was the Civil War Fought? - Lesson for Kids

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If you haven't learned about the Civil War in school already, you definitely will in the future. It is as important to understand why it happened. Come and learn about the causes in this lesson.


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