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Thothmes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-21-09 06:47 PM
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143. Taxes had little to do with the start of the Civil War
The Souths loss of political power in national affairs was much more influtential. By the early 1840, the poplulation center of the country had shifted north, with a corresponding increase in representation in the House. By the late 1850s, the number of slave holding states were outnumbered by the free states in the Senate, and with the loss of the 1860 election, the last pro southern office of Government went to the Republicans. the south feared, more than anything else that, inspite of the Dred Scott Decision, that the Federal Government would take action to limit or eventually eliminate the insititution of Slaver.
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