What would cause a civil war? We are a lot similar to the original civil war than we think. TNT had a new show called Civil which show cases what happened before and what led to the civil war but was cancelled because it's too similar to modern day. A little history for you guys. In 1860, Lincoln was running for President who was also in support of banning slavery. The South obviously was against it. The South seceded when Lincoln won the Presidential election without any of the Southern state's votes becoming the first Republican President. After Trump won, California and other states wanted to secede too. Now they are trying to change the elector's vote. Doing everything they can to prevent Trump from winning. What would happen when/if he steps into office and they can't do anything to stop him? Are these states really going to secede? Or are they going to try and assassinate Trump? What would the red states do if electors changed their votes and Hillary became President? One little difference between the 2 is that it was North vs South. We are pretty divided too but it's much more than just North vs South. Even in a widely blue state like California, you have Trump supporters. Unlike the first civil war in which killing Lincoln isn't going to solve the slavery or political problems, killing Trump might. So, what would happen in these scenarios: 1) Trump wins and steps into office 2) Trump wins and gets assassinated 3) Electors changed their votes and Hillary wins What would happen in these 3 scenarios? What would cause a civil war? We're pretty divided. Based on popular votes, it's 50-50. Will we ever have another civil war? Cool fact: Trump is the oldest president at 70. Nixon is the 2nd oldest at 69.