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 fourteenth Amendment (1868) gave citizenship rights to all people bon in the USA and was an attempt to assure the rights of previous slaves. Furthermore the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) gave all citizens voting rights regardless of their race. However these rights were never fully enforced, although progress was made toward racial inequality, even in the south. Between 1890 and 1910, southern states introduced legal segregation which was achieved by passing local laws which denied black Americans from using the same facilities e.g. educational, health care, cinemas, etc.
The new Weimar Republic was born in 1918, its construction was against Germany’s defeat and humiliation at Versailles. The legitimacy of the state’s existence was questioned by many and as a result the new democracy was experiencing threats. Threats to the Republic from the political right were clear in the early 1920’s. The demand for reduction of the German army from 650,000 to 200,000, and 100,000 in 1919 was seemingly too much of a strain for a large number of right wing parties, who began to demand that the Versailles Treaty and the new Weimar Republic be rejected. The leaders of this movement were General Ludendorff, Wolfgang Kapp from the Patriotic Party and General von Luttwitz of the Freikorps.
Washington D.C. would no longer be permitted to trade in slavery, but slavery was still permitted in the Capitol. California was admitted to the Union as a free state, as they had requested. Now, the bad part of the compromise would begin. In order to secure the agreement of the other politicians, they passed what came to be known as the Fugitive Slave Act. This was a disaster for the country.
Problems with the Constitution and the Failure of the Union Soon after the Constitution was created, two areas began to grow very different opinions and concerns that were yet to be answered. In the 1850’s the Constitution was manipulated by the people based on their sectional interests and the vagueness surrounding the issue of slavery. This indifference allowed it to be interpreted in many different ways with the Constitution stirring many debates. The issue of property vs. people, the power of congress over the states, and external pressures on the politicians from their supporters were all sources of sectional discord and ultimately contributed to the failure of the union the Constitution had created. The north, full of abolitionists, believed that slavery was an injustice and no longer needed for the growth and prosperity of America.
Causes of Disunion in the United States In the late 17 and 1800s, the United States began to split between the North and the South. The North and the South had many conflicting views, but their contrasting views over slavery were the most significant motives for the beginning of the Civil War and disunion of the early United States. After the western territory was claimed by the U.S., everyone had a vision of what could be. The Southerners wanted to keep their “southern way of life”, while the people of the north saw a future of hope and one where western homesteads would not improve if they were full of cultivated plantations ran by numerous enslaved workers. People all over the country felt that the deciding factor for freeing slaves would affect their own lives.
Ever since America worked under the Constitution, compromise was a sufficient way to keep the unity of the states together. However, it was the increasing tensions surrounding slavery that eventually led to the fallout of compromise in 1860. Between 1820 and 1860, there were several attempts to make political compromises, but these ultimately failed. Attempts at compromise only postponed the issues at hand and resulted in even bigger disputes between the North and the South, which led to the Civil War. Due to conflicts relating to slavery and discrimination, disagreements were hard to settle.
The Missouri Compromise The Missouri Compromise was one of the first signs of political controversy between souther states and northern states over power struggle. It resulted with congress making a cutoff at the 36 60 parallels and saying no one north will enter into the union as a slave state. This was done with the help of two men, Tallmadge and Thomas. The Missouri Compromise started as a dispute between whether or not Missouri should come into the Union as a slave state or a non-slave state. At this time there was a struggle between northern states(anti-slave states) and southern states(slave states).
Slavery was part of southern culture. This caused debate with the North and South and caused them to spit into two separate territories. Lastly, The Northerners hated the fugitive slave law, which was another important cause of the Civil War. The fugitive slave law stated that anyone being caught helping a slave will be fined and that citizens had to report any acts of someone helping a slave to freedom. The Northerners hated this law.
Abolitionists faced bitter and violent opposition in both the North and South. The Civil War began due to the tension between the North and South, and only escalated after Lincoln’s election, as some feared he would restrict or end slavery. Lincoln delivered the “House Divided Speech” in Springfield, Illinois, on June 16th 1858, “I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave