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Most modern scholars of United States History agree that slavery was the main cause of...

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Most modern scholars of United States History agree that slavery was the main cause of the Civil War. 
Please explain this argument.  What were the origins of the slavery controversy, the status of slavery in US law, and the key people and events involved in the crisis?  Why, ultimately, did the southern slave states choose to secede from the Union and risk Civil War?

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