Civil War between North and South 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. Your answer should span from the era of the American Revolution to the first shots at Fort Sumter. American Civil War, also called War Between the States, four-year war (1861–65) between the United States and 11 Southern states that seceded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America.