Civil War

Civil War

Although the Civil War was between North and South, it was American expansion in the West that aggravated old tensions, raised difficult questions for an increasingly divided nation, and lit the fuse of the Civil War. Is it fair to say that the Manifest Destiny or Manifest Design of the West caused the Civil War? Explain how the settlement, conquest, settlement, and debate over the West contributed to the Civil War. You answer should span from the era of the American Revolution to the first shots at Fort Sumter.

 

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