Meaning of American Civil War in English:

American Civil War

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proper noun

  • 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