One Degree wrote:Your own source tells you the Northern soldiers did not care about slavery. It tells you the Southern soldiers were fighting for their society (State’s rights), then adds the totally extraneous information that slavery was part of that society. The only reason to include this in the sentence is to give the impression the Southerners were fighting for slavery when they didn’t actually say that. It is deliberately misleading.
Your own source says these men were not fighting for slavery and you use it as proof they were.
To save yourself some time, you are not going to find anything in Wikipedia to add to the tremendous amount of information that has been written on the causes of the Civil War.
The only "states' rights" which were being violated by the North was the Southern states' 'right' to own slaves. And Lincoln didn't even want to abolish slavery in the South - he simply wanted to prevent the Southern states from spreading slavery to other states which were previously free of it. That was the proximate cause of the Civil War, as any number of spokesmen for the Southern states asserted at the time.