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The Conflicts between the North and South
By Gabrielle

Conflicts between the North and South (Civil War, 1861-1865)

In the spring of 1861, decades of conflicts between the northern and southern United States arose over issues including the states’ rights against federal authority, slavery, and westward expansion. The election of Abraham Lincoln (republican, who believed in anti-slavery) as president in 1860, caused seven states to separate from the Union, forming the Confederate States of America, and four more joined after the Civil War started. Four years of conflict were made by historic battles at places such as Bull Run (Manassas), Chancellorsville, Antietam, Gettysburg, and Vicksburg, among others. The war between the northern and southern states made people go against each other, whether it was family or neighbors. The war ended by the Confederates, who surrendered in 1865, and was the costliest war fought in America, with 620,000 of 2.4 million soldiers murdered, millions injured, and the population and territory of the south, destroyed.

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