Why the Civil War started.

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Reasons for the Civil War On April 12, 1862 southern troops fired at Fort Sumter, an U.S. military post in Charleston, South Carolina. Those shot started one of Americas most remembered wars. The Civil war, a war fought between Americans in the north and Americans in the south, lasted nearly 4 years, ending on April 9, 1865. There are many reasons for the Civil War, but after researching I have found that three main causes were sectionalism, slavery and …

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