Definition of American Civil War in English:

American Civil War

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The war between the northern US states (usually known as the Union) and the Confederate States of America, 1861-5.

The war was fought over the issues of slavery and states' rights. The pro-slavery Southern states seceded from the Federal Union following the election of Abraham Lincoln on an anti-slavery platform, but were defeated by the North after failing to gain foreign recognition

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