Lastly, the federal government would crack-down on the runaway slaves when they were caught. These items caused the north and south to start distrusting the government. The reason for this is because they were told they would have a say in the decision making and in return the government did as they pleased. Reference HIST2, Volume 1, Kevin M. Schultz- Cengage
It’s the federal law that made white Northerners to return escaped black slaves back to their owners in the South. This act made many white northerners, abolitionists and antislavery supporters mad. People wanted to stay out of the slavery battle and this act forced them to choose a side. This act affected many people including Harriet Beecher Stowe. Harriet Beecher Stowe was an abolitionist and author.
“Most of the Northerners did not doubt that black people were inferior to whites, but they did doubt the benevolence of slavery(civilwar).” Slavery was so cruel that many slaves had to figure out ways to escape it. For example, slaves would destroy farm machinery, fake sick and even commit murder but the most common act of the slaves was to runaway(civilwar). In the 1860s, the Civil War in America was the start of slavery becoming abolished. Slaves in the south escaped and went to the North, where Union generals made abolitionist policies. Many Northern abolitionists became aggressive.
Slavery soon became an enormous issue seeing as the slave owners came to treat slaves whichever way they pleased, getting away with it. Northerners did not believe that slavery was correct. In fact, they were anti-slavery, for the North, taking on Abraham Lincoln’s side, thought it should be abolished. Geography played a big role in the secession of the South; in the South the temperature is warmer, there was better soil, and also there were also many more fields and land to grow crops on. For this reason specially, Southerners became further inclined towards slavery, seeing as instead of having the slave-owners doing all the work, they would simply have slaves, without costing them a cent (DOCUMENT # 3).
The Northerners were opposed to it. They thought it was immoral, and even wrote novels, newspapers, and poems about it. Uncle Toms Cabin was the most popular because it was a best-seller and changed the outlook on slavery to many northerners. The Missouri Compromise passed in 1820 and made a rule that prohibited slavery in states from the Louisiana Purchase. During the Mexican War, conflict started about what would happen with the new territories that American gained from winning the war.
By doing so, it created one of the many disagreements between the North and South, the institution of slavery. When the Fugitive Slave Act was placed in the Compromise of 1850, it created even more hostility between the two parties. But it was in no comparison to the outburst that was formed from Uncle Tom’s Cabin. This book created a face for the slaves, it gave everyone an understanding of how slaves were treated and the injustice they suffered in reaction to the Fugitive Slave Act. “It transformed abolitionism, bringing the movement, whose extreme rhetoric many Northerners had previously viewed with disapproval, to the edge of respectability” (Goldfield 378).
Separating the North and the South from each other, due to tension on disagreements of beliefs about the slaves, simply North wanting slavery abolished and believed it was injustice to humans and on many levels incorrect treatment to humans, simply calling them ‘slaves’ was wrong and disgusting. Whereas, the South believed that slavery had many benefits, one being that it fuelled the economy. Due to the division, the Civil War was bound to happen due to civil unrest. It can be viewed now as a positive and negative event. Positive, that the ending result of the war was that the slaves were freed and human rights were considered.
It gave the people of the state the right to decide whether they wanted to legalize slavery or not. Because of this act many pro slavery and abolitionists rushed to the territory in an effort to establish their point of view. There were many conflicts that took place in battles between the two sides during this period. There were killings and fights and in one instance an anti slavery raid led to the killing of a man and his sons who had no slaves or no dealings with slaves. Popular sovereignty, the last remaining moderate solution to the controversy over the expansion of slavery, had failed dismally in Kansas (Davidson, Gienapp, Heyrman, Lytle, Stoff, 2005).
Once slaves were in America, they started to realize the magnitude of their problem. There were many slave uprisings and run-a-ways that fueled the fire between the north and south. African Americans also played a huge role in the outcome of the Civil War because of the part they took during it. The simple fact that the south owned slaves and the north did not was enough to make the two “sides” disagree with one another. The north believed that it was wrong to own another person like they were property.
This marked the tireless efforts of the Southern States in order to prevent black people from voting. Furthermore, many black Americans were refused because of being convicted harassment. Some registered were later sacked from their job,…. Warning them to stop voting. This failure showed the disagreed and hesitate intervention of the federal government.