Another presentation: As it is commonly known, 'The Civil War' or 'War Between the States' is sometimes referred to as 'The War of Northern Aggression'. Looking at the real fact and causes of the 'Civil War', the conflict between 1861 and 1865 would best be named 'THE TAX REVOLT of 1861'. For the succession of the Confederate Southern states was brought about by a draconian 250% increase on the tariffs on cotton. The 250% increase in cotton tariffs, who Abe Lincoln favored, caused the South to be forced out of the Union due to the extreme financial hardship caused by the draconian cotton tariffs imposed by Washington DC and Northern money interests.