The growing awareness by the population of the north of the hardships of slaves in the southern states increased their determination to stop the spread of slavery in the United States and therefore contributed to the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861 because of the controversial opinions on the beneficiary role of slavery in society. There are several reasons as to why the north were determined to end slavery and how it ultimately resulted in the Civil war. The north had a significant role in influencing people to help stop slavery through publishing books, journals and articles to spread the awareness on the hardships of slavery. Furthermore, through these public records, the hardships of slavery were accounted for and educated the society on how it affected the slaves’ lives, thus raised the determination to end slavery. In addition, slavery was largely influential to the start of the Civil war as the lack of a compromise between the North and South resulted in a violent settlement.