The Cause of the Civil War

According to the Christian Century, eight percent of high school seniors think the major cause of the civil war was slavery.  When I was in school, I was taught the War Between the States was about states rights.  When my children attended NEISD, they were told the war was about economic issues.

With so many different interpretations of that war, it is not surprising to see so much division in the country today.  Many contend the Civil War was the defining event in American history.

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