civil war and reconstuction

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Although some historians feel that the Civil War was a result of political blunders and that the issue of slavery did not cause the conflict, this interpretation fails to consider the two main causes of the war itself: the expansion of slavery, and its entrance into the political scene. By considering the personal opinions of people living in both the North and the South at the time of the war, as well as the political …

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…it's expansion and attention that it was given through politics that it became a powerful divisive force that could not be solved by compromise. The entrance of slavery into politics made it into a public issue, and once the issue became public the conflict had to be solved. Tragically, compromise was impossible, as each section felt that its personal liberty was at stake, and as a result this conflict could not be solved without war.