Causes of the American Civil War
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... Task: Causes of the American Civil War The causes of the American civil war which started in 1861 are varied, and different people attribute these causes to the different parties. Both sections of the Union, the North and South gave different reasons for the war, for example, the Northerners believed that the South sought to remove their liberty (Gordon, 2002). Conversely, most Southerners believed that the North had bad intentions for their land and policies (Gordon, 2002). Though the causes of the civil war are diverse, the main factors can be summarized in four main points. These reasons are divided into the perceived conspiracy by the South and the apparent intentions of the South towards the...