THE CIVIL WAR What do you know about the Civil War? During the late 1800’s, there was a war between the northern and southern states in America. While much of the cause for the fight was slavery, there were other reasons that contributed to the division of the new country. After Lincoln was elected in 1860, southern states seceded from the Union in an effort to uphold their stance on slavery. During the war, the Confederacy continued to own slaves and support slavery. After many devastating battles and thousands of casualties, the Civil War ended but many problems that existed before the commencement of battle still existed. However, slaves were officially free and the economies of the North and South were in a new era of growth. The end of the Civil War did not end the tension between the North and South, but it did result in changes that influenced the growth in the United States for years to come. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.