Legislation passed during Civil War and other issues than slavery causing war


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Mosby

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Before the start of fighting, after 7 states had left the Union, Congress passed a tariff increase. There were additional increases during the war, partly to raise revenue. During the war, Congress passed the Homestead Act. This had been blocked by southern Congressmen, who wanted land sold in large tracts for farms with slaves. Congress also passed the land grant college bill. This had also been blocked by southern delegation, which were controlled by planters who didn't want education for the masses. The transcontinental railroad passed and construction was started despite the war. This had also been blocked by southern delegations that wanted a southern route.

So even if slavery was the main motivation for the south, is it possible that southern representatives were in conflict with northern business interests and the interests of ordinary northerners, and that is part of the cause of the war.
 

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