Why was the civil war fought?

AmericanismAlthough there were a variety of regional differences that caused the Civil War, the most visible was the debate over slaveryWhen Abraham Lincoln won election in 1860 as the first Republican president on a platform pledging to keep slavery out of the territories, seven slave states in the deep South seceded and formed a new nation, the Confederate States of America.

The incoming Lincoln administration and most of the Northern people refused to recognize the legitimacy of secession, fearing it would discredit democracy and create a fatal precedent that would fragment the no-longer United States into several small, squabbling countries. Join us at our August 24th meeting and find out some interesting facts and things you may not know about the Civil War.