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.
First off the first slaves came from Africa in 1619 which was brought to Virginia. Slavery was system in America that made it legal for whites to buy and own blacks and use them for labor. Slavery was a state to state thing there were many slave owners and famous slave owners were the Framers also known as the founding fathers. Something interesting about the founding fathers were they were hypocrites because most of them were against slavery when they owned slaves, for example George Washington had many slaves but he was against slavery. Another thing to know is that that in the south slaves were considered as three fifths of a person.
1896 Plessy VS Ferguson US Supreme Court Case HIST222 African American History after 1877 Instructor Dr. Donna J. Nicol June 13, 2010 Back in the twentieth century African Americans were newly freed slaves. These were very hard time for the African American race. Even though they were free the laws of the land did not allow African Americans to be treated as everyone else. “The end of the Civil War had promised racial equality, but by 1900 new laws and old customs created a segregated society that condemned Americans of color to second-class citizenship.”(Museum of American History) African Americans had to follow a different set of laws called the Jim Crow Law. Jim Crow Law was used to keep blacks separate from whites.
Due to conflicts relating to slavery and discrimination, disagreements were hard to settle. The breakdown of trust between opposite parties ultimately resulted in a collapse of compromise. Succession attempts, The Missouri Compromise, The Compromise of 1850, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act are all examples of how political compromise gradually became unfeasible in 1860. In the time period between 1820 and 1860, there was a serious conversion in the political view on slavery. Famous whig Henry Clay, also known as “The Great Compromiser,” attempted to keep the nation together through two different milestone agreements.
”The Scott Dred Decision” was the result of Scott Dread attempt to become a free man. He was a slave that was brought to Kansas from Missouri by his owner. Scott Dred claimed that, because a former owner had brought him to a free state for a several years, he was entitled his freedom. This was perhaps the most significant ruling in U.S judicial history. The court rejected Scott’s appeal, referring it to that African American doesn’t have any rights under the Constitution.
Race, slavery, and equality have been a central focal point since America’s founding. At the time of this country’s founding there were more than half a million slaves, this includes leading American founders Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James Madison. But didn’t this go against their idea that all men were created equal? Quite frankly it was, even though we had slavery at the time of America’s founding it’s interesting to point out that it wasn’t included in the constitution. According to Madison’s notes it’s because “the delegates thought it wrong to admit in the constitution the idea that there could be property in men (Spalding, pg.
The University of California was the first big affirmative action case in history. It set a precedent that would help future Supreme Courts with their decisions. The precedent was that colleges could take race and nationality into effect while considering students for admission, but could not make it a sole requirement. In this case, Bakke was refused entry 2 consecutive years. The university had a quota system set up that 16 of the 100 spots open for that program would go to minorities, and Bakke argued that this was unconstitutional.
The war did not erupt in 1820 because a compromise was reached. The Missouri Compromise was a deal stuck by both sides of Congress, at this time the clear distinction between North and South had not been so prevalent, but this issue about the expansion of slavery was making bold lines in the sand. The Compromise of 1820 was about the extension of slavery and how it should not pass the 36°30’ north line in the Louisiana Territory, Congress wanted to keep the number of slave
However, not all African American families lived through these circumstances. In particular, Solomon Northup, born a free black man, grew up well educated for his ethnicity. While traveling he was drugged, kidnapped, and sold a slave. After his release twelve years later he sued for his peculiar situation and his case was ignored. The nature and effect of the enslavement of people of African descent in the United States constitutes the excuse amongst the white society to feel superior.
Did Slavery Cause the Civil War? The claim of historians that the civil war in America was an outcome of slavery is true, as it was the issue of abolition of slavery that was considered not acceptable by Southern states of the country, as their major plantation and trade was there because of African slaves. According to the people of the South, North was trying to eliminate slavery with unjustified reasons. The Southerners regarded the Northerners as their enemies because, they thought that the government of North was interested in subjugating Southern States by ending slavery and by given equal rights to the slaves. There were eleven States of America that were slave states, as they held slaves in a large ratio; they named themselves as “Confederates of America” while the other side was named as “The Union” (Valley of the shadow).