Well now, Vox. It seems you have also fallen into the spin of incorrect history. Slavery was a part, taxes were also a part, But, the real reason isn’t close to this ‘accepted’ lie. Only when you go into the full history of the secession, the fact of the behind the scenes reality, does the real answer come out. When the south seceded, the union and federation of states was broken. Immediately after that, several banks requested payment of debts owed by the union. IF the union was restored, then the ‘payment’ plan could continue. Therefore, the union started The (un)civil war. Slavery was just, and only, an excuse.