I am one among the most guilty of the failure to mention the Civil War's causes other than slavery.
Of the few times I have had discussions with young students, regardless of their grade level, they get big eyes and ask many questions seeking more knowledge. Most of the groups to which I have spoken make their wishes known to stay longer and hear more because most have no background in the causes of the Civil War. Ask the question, "Why was the Civil War fought". The answers vary from "I don't know" to "Everyone knows it was slavery".
Question to all. How do we educate those that follow us in the scheme of life? Many of us that have studied the causes of the war are becoming aged and are beginning to lose our drive to pass the benefit of our knowledge of history to the younger generation. I hope that my predication is incorrect, but I will predict that in 20 years or less the mention of the Civil War will raise the question "What War".