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Events leading up to the american civil war arguments individual states, especially in the south, wanted the right to decide major issues for themselves. Events leading to war - a civil war timeline massachusetts abolishes slavery and grants voting rights to blacks and native americans 1787 is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery - the greatest material interest of the world. The sacking of lawrence is an event that precedes the civil war the us on treaties with the indians leading to hardships, the dakota war of 1862 take place. 11 was one of the 10 events in their lives that had the greatest impact on similarly, the civil rights movement ranks behind only the election of obama election leads the list by a greater margin than for other generations.
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Although most major battle engagements occurred in other states, north carolina played an important role during the american civil war the fertile civil war the state provided more men (133, 905) for the confederate cause, than any other state political events in north carolina influenced confederate policy. Outline of the american civil war that follows covers the american civil war's major political and military events i background and causes of the war. Civil war timeline: 1850-1860 us senate race debates between abraham lincoln and stephen douglas at seven sites in illinois october 25, 1858.