Why was the Civil War really fought???? It is a commonly held view that President Lincoln fought the Civil War to free the slaves. Based on the video, in depth reading, and what we have gone through so far in class I must ultimately refute this assertion. Around the years of 1850 to 1861 the division of the north and south proved to be unstable as to leading to four years of bloodshed. During this time 11 southern slave states seceded from the United States and formed the Confederacy, witch fought against all states allowing slavery (free states) known as the Union.
This wasn’t the only trigger to cause the Civil War another encountering component of this war was the economic, social and political differences between the North and South. The Gettysburg address, a short yet powerful speech that was spoken by Abraham Lincoln on the battlefield of Gettysburg on 19th November 1863. His speech expresses his views on the matters that America was faced with and how it tested the strength of the Union. The social structures in the Southern states were very different to how the Northern states depicted the way of life, treatment and equality of civilians. In the Southern states, African Americans were treated as chattel and in their views it was a necessity as it had existed for hundreds of years.
The American Civil war To what extent was the American Civil War effective? Melissa Horacek – Year Eleven Modern History Melissa Horacek – Year Eleven Modern History The Civil War, is a war between civilians, began due to the fear of the abolishment of slavery. Its purpose for the South was to continue slavery, while the North fought for the abolishment of slavery. When the United States was established by colonists and a constitution was created, the constitution did not abolish slavery, but incorporated compromises made by the men who crafted it. Some, especially Northerners who didn’t really adopt slavery had little slaves living there, apposed slavery, they were referred to as Abolitionists.
The Civil War is an important piece of American history. It is when the North and South split and fought against each other. The three most important causes of the Civil War in my opinion are Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the issue of slavery in territories, and the Northerners hating the fugitive slave law. Uncle Tom’s Cabin is one of the most important causes of the Civil War. Uncle Tom’s cabin was a book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Given the circumstances, I would say unfortunately, yes, this war was inevitable given the circumstances under which it came. The three main causes, infringement on civil liberties, infringement on states' rights, and the collapse of the two-party system, made the conflict between North and South almost impossible to resolve. When Abraham Lincoln was elected into presidency, it was implied in his inauguration speech that he was one who would abide more by Northern interests. First North Carolina, then other Southerners responded by doing what they had the *right* to do if they felt the government had become too oppressive: they filed a declaration of secession from the Union. Unfortunately, Lincoln called this secession a Rebellion instead of what it was.
The Significant Role of African American in the Union Army Frederick Beasley Senior Seminar May 10, 2014 Much of the Civil War centered on African Americans. A large reason as to why the Civil War started was to free the slaves. Many blacks wanted to join the Civil War from the onset of the war. They have several reasons for wanting to join the war. First, they wanted to assist in freeing the slaves in southern states.
Navy and Merchant Marines Impact on the Civil War Due to unresolved issues in the ratifying of the Constitution and President Lincolns outlook on slavery in the south, the United States started a Civil War in 1861. During this time eleven southern slave states, the first being South Carolina, declared succession from the United States and formed the Confederate states of America. The twenty-five Northern States that supported the federal government were known as the “Union”, and the Southern States that did not support what the United States was trying to ratify was known as the “Confederacy”. The war grew to hold many battles, take many lives, was extremely costly, and made many changes to the United States. During every war many strategies and plans are implemented to accomplish a victory.
Slavery, in itself, was the most predominant reason for the breakup of the Union. It fundamentally divided the Free northern states and the Slave southern states, causing immediate tension. However, it was the various conflicts resultant of the central issue of slavery that truly plunged the Union into Civil War. The foremost of these tensions dealt with new territories, particularly those gained in the Mexican cession. The Mexican War was the direct result of “Manifest Destiny,” or the belief that the United States was ordained by God to control North America from coast to coast, which was introduced by the article used in Document 1.
An American Iliad: The Story of the Civil War The book An American Iliad, written by Charles P. Roland, gives a comprehensive overview of the Civil War as well as its origins and the positions held by the North and South on social, political, cultural and economic issues. More specifically, how the issue of slavery helped further divide the North and South. Throughout the book, Roland focuses on the military action of both the Confederacy and the Union during the Civil War. Roland also emphasizes the differences between the military and political figures, how both sides established significant ingenuity, and their profound determination to win the war. In this paper, I will discuss how Roland describes a nation at war with itself, why the American Civil War was the first modern war, the most significant battles, military leadership, and the resulting national ideals that emerged from the war.
Since the Civil War ended in the late 1800’s, many inventions and innovations started to skyrocket in production, which led to what is now called the Industrial Revolution. This revolution really made an impact on how the people of America lived. Faster transportation, like the railroads and locomotives, made it easier for settlers to move out west where a lot of the industry work started. Inventions also made a huge impact on how people lived and made their daily lives easier. Some of these inventions were electricity, the sewing machine, the telephone, and the Model T Ford.