DBQ Unsure interpretations of the Constitution were the main source of conflict within America between the years 1850-1861. Since a solid compromise had not been created to resolve measures, the slavery quandary within the territories was left ignored and unsolved. In order to keep tranquility within the country, the Constitution allowed slavery to continue, granting thirteen established colonies unity and consequently delayed the eruption of the Civil War for almost a decade. The Constitution contained many assorted compromises and acts for an option that everyone can agree on. Many counter arguments were formed upon what the constitution clearly states, for example the words ‘slaves’ and ‘slavery’ were nowhere to be found within the text of the Constitution and therefore protection of the slave system was annulled of being backed up constitutionally (Doc.
! ! Abraham Lincoln did never show a political position in which he was inclined by any of the extreme sides in the conflict with slavery. He tried to avoid directly benefitting those Southern pro-slavery, on one hand, or the most radical Northern abolitionists, on the other. However, the states from the South could appreciate a number of measures that had been performed by Lincoln before, in which he demonstrated not to completely be in favor of slavery.
Lincoln & Slavery Lincoln’s views on slavery were complex and sometimes contradictory. He opposed slavery and felt that slavery was morally wrong, yet he was not an abolitionist and did not make decisions to enforce the immediate end to slavery or to incorporate slaves as equal members of society (A&E Television Networks, LLC, 1996-2014). His highest priority at the time was to save the Union believing that it should not be divided by the slavery issue and although he did not approve of slavery, he did not necessarily want it abolished either (Schaefer, 1997). Lincoln had a difficult time figuring out how to handle the slavery issue politically, stay true to the Constitution, and appease both the north and south; all while keeping the Union intact, which was his highest priority. Prior to the Civil War, Lincoln did not want slavery to be allowed in western expansion efforts and although he opposed slavery, he thought it should remain in the southern states where it was already established and had a strong foothold.
In the 1840 election, he polled only seven thousand votes, but in 1844 he won sixty thousand, and from that time forth an anti-slavery party contested every national election until Abraham Lincoln won the presidency in 1860. BLACK ANTI-SLAVERY ACTIVITY Many white abolitionists also balked at granting full recognition to black abolitionists of either sex.
3). In conclusion, just because the South didn’t know much about politics it slowed down Reconstruction, and the Ku-Klux-Klan helped kill Reconstruction. (Doc. D) The Northern neglect was also a big reason for the death of Reconstruction. There was a panic of 1873 from corruption in Ulysess S. Grant’s administration (Doc.
He was not proactive at first with his views until it became necessary when military force during the Civil War was pressing upon. However he still kept back full involvement and his views and responses were bland. Lincoln had developed solutions but did not pursue them and dropped them. The Civil war was a war between the North
Because many Americans do not truly understand the root of racial problems, it seems as though we as a society will never get over this issue. Throughout her article Love establishes that America may believe that there is no race problem in the country, but this is not reality. She argues that in order to truly erase the race problem we need to come to grips with the ever present past instead of brushing it aside as exemplified by the Senator. Love begins her argument with an interview from a newspaper where State Senator, Delegate Hargrove provided an interview for a newspaper, stating how African-Americans need to overcome slavery. The reason he gives is because no one who is alive today had any hand in slavery.
The action was—in large part—a response to the election of Lincoln as president in 1860, a man who seemed to pose a significant threat to the economic and political interests of the slaveholding South. (The Republican candidate received not a single vote in ten southern states.) But Abraham Lincoln never vowed to abolish slavery, which was so vital to the South's agricultural economy and the basis for its political power. In fact, Lincoln stated in his inaugural address—one month before the battle at Fort Sumter—that he would not use his executive power to interfere with the institution in any state where it existed. The president was willing to compromise with southern leadership on these issues, just as northerners in the past had agreed to be conciliatory when sectional tensions arose.
Articles to satisfy the North’s desire for the end of slavery were written as to appease the South’s need for it. There were provisions made for the continuation of slavery or else the delegates from the South would not accept the Constitution as there were provisions made for the North so not the alienate those opposing slavery. The document was written in vague enough terms to leave it open for debate later on issues that could not be satisfactorily resolved at the initial drafting. Agreements was reached to later draft and ratify a bill of rights for the people of nation by the federal government that was uniform throughout the county instead of relying on each individual state’s bill of rights. The framers then proceeded to distribute the draft of the Constitution to the states will all accepting the document.
With the ability to gain more soldiers and afford the supplies needed the North had increased its chances of winning the war, the longer the war went on the less chance the South had at winning. Lincoln had a determination to keep the states united and that was what pushed the Civil War to go as long as it did and also give the North the win. “He was clearly willing to sacrifice his personal goals in favor of the preservation of the Union. In fact the abolition of slavery didn't even become