“Apostles of Disunion” In Apostles of Disunion, Charles Dew attempted to explain what led to the South’s decision to secede and ultimately cause a civil war. The one reoccurring theme he brings up as the major reason for the South’s secession was their widespread pro slavery attitude held at the time. Dew believed that if slavery had not existed, then the civil war would have never occurred. Throughout his writings he showed this Southern pro slavery attitude and used several examples to support this idea. Two of his best used examples were the the popular propaganda speeches made by slave owners in attempt to gain allegiance against the North and the South’s almost hatred of the Republican Party as a whole.
One of the most debated topics in American history is on what the motivation was for the soldiers and people of both sides to go to war. In a conflict fought mainly by volunteers, the reasons are many and different reasons exist for those on different sides and over time their reasons may have changed. Another question is whether or not soldiers were motivated by the same reasons/ideals by their political leaders, to which I say in the most part yes, although there are some exceptions. However in general the main reasons why the soldiers and leaders on both sides went to war came down to the cultural/structural differences between the South and the North, the issue of slavery, for “their nation”, to fight for their homes and to fight for their
As President of the United States Abraham Lincoln not only played a major role during the civil war but also in the events preceding the war and his presidency. Lincoln was running for President in a country united by law but separated by political, social and economic differences. After winning office Abraham Lincoln had to deal with the issue of the Southern states seceding and also the outbreak of civil war. In conducting the civil war Lincoln had to successfully address an array of specific and inter-related issues if Union victory was to be attained. These include; marshalling the American economy to meet the tremendous war needs of several million soldiers, raising a citizen's army of volunteers willing to be trained and to die for the Union, adopting war strategies for the Union Army, handling foreign affairs, dealing with the problem of slavery without destroying the democratic freedoms upon which the nation was founded.
Civil War, President Lincoln When President Lincoln was elected, the southern stated were very upset. The Republican Party had run on an anti-slavery platform, and many southern felt that there were no longer wanted in the Union. Several states seceded and created the Confederated States of America and elected Jefferson Davis as the provisional president. Lincoln proclaimed that his duty was to keep the Union. He had no intention of ending slavery where it existed, or taking back the Fugitive Act Law.
As we can see, South Carolina is angry, and wants to secede from the union. If the states become angry enough, they will secede. And if one state secedes, others will follow. This results in the Nullification crisis. Southern Carolina speaks
John Gunn HST 367 September 35, 2012 The North and South: Too Far Apart to Avoid War Although the Civil War was not originally fought to save or destroy the institution of slavery, the deep seeded tension between the slave and free states created over this topic of slavery made such a war inevitable. There were many factors that contributed to tensions which started the American Civil War however the most important of those factors was the institution of slavery. The American Civil War was inevitable due to the schisms ingrained within the nation that were created through fundamental differences in ideas and policies mostly concerning slavery and its expansion, People in the North and the South felt very differently about the topic
Because in my perspective, this contradictory proclamation seems to be a political propaganda to support only the whites. Today I stand, as a runaway slave who escaped the grasp of slave owners and harsh Fugitive Slave Laws presented in the Compromise of 1850. However, tension has finally reached a peak between the North and the South due to the secession in 1860. I believe that several key events from 1845-1861 caused all this turmoil and crashed the regional differences between the Union and the Confederacy together. Eventually leading to the outbreak of the Civil war in 1861.
Lesson 2 Journal Entry Objective 1 1. I would guess the main causes of the Civil War would be the issue of slavery and the opposing views of each section of the United States. Since Northerners were beginning to oppose slavery, the South saw that as a threat to their economy. While the North embraced change, the South wanted to continue the static lifestyle. These causes ultimately led to the Civil War, which was a turning point in American history because of its radical results.
Road to the Civil War 1. Significance of War with Mexico a. With this land from Mexico came the start of our road to the Civil War b. The bitter slavery debate over the expansion of slavery was ready to begin. c. You have a nation that has divided itself due to the conflict of slavery.
In 1846 the United States declared war against Mexico. The U.S wanted to spread west and follow Manifest Destiny but in doing that they took Texas away from Mexico. After annexing Texas, slavery was brought into the U.S. The United States under the leadership of President Polk clearly provoked Mexico into attacking US troops on the disputed border. These are all reasons that the U.S had no business starting a war with Mexico for territory that was legally theirs.