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Steelerman6794
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Ardenwa
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Slavery was the key underlying cause of the American Civil War.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/9/2010 Category: Society
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Steelerman6794

Pro

RESOLVED: Slavery was the key underlying cause of the American Civil War.

Slavery: the legal practice or system of owning slaves as it existed in the United States until 1862
key underlying cause: the greatest or most fundamental issue or concept that gave rise to the American Civil War

This is intended to be a historical debate, not a debate on the merits of or the arguments for/against the American Civil War itself.

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Ardenwa

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I agree to my opponent's topic, terms of debate, and definitions. I wish my opponent the best of luck.
Debate Round No. 1
Steelerman6794

Pro

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Ardenwa

Con

My opponent has regretfully informed me that he will be forfeiting the rest of this debate due to personal obligations. I urge him to challenge me when he is able.
Debate Round No. 2
Steelerman6794

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Ardenwa

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Debate Round No. 3
Steelerman6794

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Ardenwa

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Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by Ardenwa 6 years ago
Ardenwa
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