There were several causes to the Civil War. There was the Fugitive Slave Law that required northerners to turn in any slave. This was a dilemma because the northerners had to choose from turning in the slaves, another human being, or to abide by the law. Another reason, was the fact that Lincoln was elected into presidency. His ideas clashed with those of so many of the southerners that they took this as a threat. But the biggest cause was the intuition of slavery. This made a rift in the north and the south. The south heavily relied on the slaves to do their labor. They insisted that it was their god given right, showing passages from the bible to make their point.