If America didn’t stand against slavery, then the slaves themselves would have eventually done so. As said before, we don’t like what we don’t understand. Fighting with “each other” as opposed to fighting with who we then knew as “them” had
Assess the factors that led to the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861 The main factor that caused the American Civil War in 1861 was slavery as it was the underlying fundamental division between Northern and Southern societies that made living in harmony impossible. However, we must also examine the economic disparity between the North and South, political failure to manage the situation and the impact of the election of Lincoln in 1860. Although slavery is the underlying reason, the civil war would not have happened if it were not for the financial divide that developed because of slavery. These core factors were exacerbated by political mismanagement, a catalyst for the outbreak of the Civil War and Lincoln’s election in 1860, the trigger factor. Despite this, had it not been for slavery, there would have been no initial divide between North and South which created economic disparity and led to Southern paranoia over Northern expansionism which led to war, thus the most important factor.
How far do you agree that the black power hindered the black civil rights in 1960’s ? The black power movement referred to a group of African Americans who wanted change in America, socially, politically and economically. They wanted better jobs, education and services and generally the rights they felt they were entitled to. The rights they wanted can be seen in the Black Panther’s 10 point plan. It could be argued that the arrival of the black power movement did hinder the fight for black civil rights in 1960’s because of the negative media attention it gained because of the violent method used.
It can be related to the Haitian Revolution because the masters of the slaves and political figures were scared to get overthrown by the slaves, they also treated them harshly, and they arrested Toussaint L'Ouverture who was the leader of the revolt and freed slaves. This illustrates the political condition that the Haitian slaves had to overcome. In the economic aspect it went tumbling down because of the weapons for the war effort. In contrast to the Brazilian Revolution the Haitian Revolution was not as successful. The Brazilian Revolution was successful
Plantations were a big part of the economy in the South because that’s where they grew their cotton, and without slaves, the plantations would die. The economy was a cause in the Civil War because the North and South started to realize who wanted slaves and who didn’t. Another important cause of the Civil War was conflict between the North and the South about the issue of slavery. Slavery was a big issue in the South, whereas the North yearned for the abolish of slave labor. According to Document 1, Railroads were slim in the South, for the reason that slaves would have an easy way to escape.
Douglass, on the other hand, was born in American slavery but all the same endured the pain of being beaten and degraded. Both of these men endure a lot of pain and suffering but make it out in the end. Likewise, both Equiano and Douglass knew that freedom was what they wanted, and they would do what they had to do to get it. Equiano goes through many occurrences that only strengthen his hope for freedom. Equiano knew that slavery was wrong and seeing families being torn apart upset and strengthened him to believe in a future of freedom.
To what extent did The Ku Klux Klan prevented African Americans from gaining Civil Rights in the years 1960-64? Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the Ku Klux Klan re-emerged, feeling that their goal of white supremacy was being challenged by the Civil Rights Campaign. Between these years they created many problems for the campaign, and could even be blamed for the lack of Civil Rights legislation in this period. One of the key ways in which the Klan blocked any progress was through intimidation and fear. In many Southern States the force and presence of the Klan was enough to dissuade African Americans from joining the campaign - Mississippi, as state with the highest amount of Klan activity also had the lowest amount of registered African American voters, and the lowest amount of NAACP activists.
Martin Luther King led a series of campaigns in the North starting in 1966, after succeeding in challenging the voting and segregation issues of the. Southern states. His overall aims for these campaigns was to challenge the poor living and economic conditions of the American Americans living there. However, these campaigns proved to be most challenging for King because the same tactics that he had used to bring change in the South were no longer effective. This is partly due to a combination of factors of which are poor planning and tactics, African American violence and a lack of federal government support.
How important was the issue of slavery in causing the American Civil war? Due to slavery America was divided into two halves, the North and the South, both had very different and in some cases radical views. Firstly the more industrialised North generally was through and through against slavery as many felt it was immoral but also realised that if you paid your workforce you would increase your means of production and efficiency which helped them become more industrialised. However the south was reluctant to give up their slaves and felt that they were doing the slaves a favour in keeping them, housing them and feeding them. They were like children and would not survive by themselves.
People were being constantly threatened by unsafe working conditions, long working hours, dirt, pollution, and infections. Government was finally forced to employ restrictions on businesses since people were questioning whether the businesses turned into completely self-regulatory money-making factories. However, since it was not possible for the employers to employ children as a cheap work force and had to provide care for the other workers, they tried to look for a solution elsewhere. Another problem was the fall of agriculture since almost all the work force moved to the industrial field. Thirdly, the lack of resources, or rather the high amount of expenses that had to be made in order to gain access to the resources created problems for manufacturers.