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American Civil War(Q8676)

19th-century conflict in the United States
  • War Between the States
  • Civil War
  • The Civil War
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American Civil War
19th-century conflict in the United States
  • War Between the States
  • Civil War
  • The Civil War

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12 April 1861Gregorian
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10 May 1865Gregorian
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Of all these interpretations, the state's-rights argument is perhaps the weakest. It fails to ask the question, state's rights for what purpose? State's rights, or sovereignty, was always more a means than an end, an instrument to achieve a certain goal more than a principle.
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while slavery and its various and multifaceted discontents were the primary cause of disunion, it was disunion itself that sparked the war
I consider the tariff act as the occasion, rather than the real cause of the present unhappy state of things. The truth can no longer be disguised, that the peculiar domestick [sic] institution of the Southern States ... has placed them in regard to taxation and appropriations in opposite relation to the majority of the Union
to the outbreak of the Civil War, the agitation of state rights was intimately connected with the new issue of growing importance, the slavery question, and the principle form assumed by the doctrine was the right of secession. The pro-slavery forces sought refuge in the state rights position as a shield against federal interference with pro-slavery projects
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Of all these interpretations, the state's-rights argument is perhaps the weakest. It fails to ask the question, state's rights for what purpose? State's rights, or sovereignty, was always more a means than an end, an instrument to achieve a certain goal more than a principle.
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American Civil War
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American Civil War (1861-1865)
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