Although abolition was to be one of the major results of the Civil War, the war was fought for nationalistic reasons, not to destroy slavery. The Confederacy found a great commander while many of the northern generals in the early stages of the war proved indecisive. Gradually Lincoln’s stock rose and the Confederacy faced greater problems than the North. The Confederacy had to create an entire administration under pressure and it contained no broad authorization for laws designed to advance general welfare. B. Fort Sumter (1861)- the Confederates had seized most federal property in the south except for two strongholds Fort Sumter and Fort Pickens.
Lincoln/Douglas Debates: 7th Debate The 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debates pushed the United States farther from unionization at that time. Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas argued in different areas of Illinois from August until October, both eager for a place in the United States Senate. Douglas, the “Little Giant” of the Northern Democratic Party, accepted a contest from Lincoln, a Republican politician of Illinois, in debating mostly slavery in 7 different congressional districts, concluding with a debate in Alton, Illinois. These debates would eventually play a part in Lincoln’s future presidency and his war with slavery. Much of the debating was over Popular Sovereignty concerning the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
He further shows his opposition towards slavery in denouncing the ending of the Missouri Compromise’s ban on slavery in Kansas and Nebraska and the Dred Scott, which he say as another step in the direction of spreading slavery into Northern territories. Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 The 1858 debates between Democrat Douglas and Republican Lincoln previewed the issues that Lincoln would face in the aftermath of his victory in the 1860 presidential election. The main issue discussed in all seven debates was slavery, an issue of monumental importance to citizens across the nation. Once again Lincoln expressed opposition to Dred Scott decision
Abraham Lincoln Born near Hodgenville, Kentucky. on February 12, 1809, Lincoln was the central figure of the Civil War, and is regarded by many historians and laymen as not only the foremost of our presidents but also the greatest American of all time. With scant formal education, from a poor family, this frontier lawyer held the nation together through the worst crisis in its history. A leader of weaker will or fainter vision might well have failed either to win the Civil War or end the institution of slavery. With good reason, he is viewed as the savior of the American union and the "Great Emancipator."
In these elections. The Republican Party led by Lincoln won, beating three other candidates. The southerners did not vote for him so his victory was seen as a northern affair. His speech, given in 1858, stated that, a divided house cannot stand and visualized that America can not endure a “half-slave and half-free.” This clearly showed that he was a moderate and was therefore not up to task, in the views of the southerners, to be able to tackle the abolitionist they perceived as a threat. He countered this by stating he will uphold the doctrine of states right.
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
The war was triggered by the victory of Abraham Lincoln in the elections of 1860. FACTORS THAT MADE THE CIVIL WAR IRREPRESSIBLE In these elections. The Republican Party led by Lincoln won, beating three other candidates. The southerners did not vote for him so his victory was seen as a northern affair. His speech, given in 1858, stated that, a divided house cannot stand and visualized that America can not endure a “half-slave and half-free.” This clearly showed that he was a moderate and was therefore not up to task, in the views of the southerners, to be able to tackle the abolitionist they perceived as a threat.
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.
Another cause of the civil war was the actions of John Brown, who attacked on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. His plan was to seize the weapons and help the slaves revolt, but it didn’t work (Doc 6). When violence broke out in Kansas’s territory over slavery, Charles Sumner gave a speech on the “crime against Kansas”. Preston brooks, took it upon himself to defend his colleagues and beat Sumner with a cane (Doc.8). If America was not faced with these problems that I have mentioned in the paragraphs above we might not of had a Civil War.
During the Presidential Election in 1860, the Republican Party which was led by Abraham Lincoln campaigned against the expansion of slavery beyond the states in which it already existed. That caused seven of the southern states to declare secession from the United States, before Lincoln even went into office. Both