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American Civil War   The war fought between northern and southern states of America between 1861 and 1865. The main dispute behind the fighting was slavery, which the south depended on but the northern states wanted to end. Gradually the southern states withdrew from the United States (Union), forming their own union called the Confederacy, which fought for southern independence. In 1865 the Union army defeated the Confederates. 

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