Lesson 2 Journal Entry Objective 1 1. I would guess the main causes of the Civil War would be the issue of slavery and the opposing views of each section of the United States. Since Northerners were beginning to oppose slavery, the South saw that as a threat to their economy. While the North embraced change, the South wanted to continue the static lifestyle. These causes ultimately led to the Civil War, which was a turning point in American history because of its radical results.
Hao Nguyen Period 3 December 22, 2014 APUSH Readings Chapter 19 1) A-2 2) The South Scorns Mrs. Stowe (1852) 3) Author: Southern Literary Messenger of Richmond 4) Author’s Position: Against Mrs. Stowe’s tale 5) Bias: They were from the South so they opposed this story because the Northern abolitionists supported it. They were also critics who wants to stand up for their people beliefs 6) Arguments: * We shouldn’t put emphasis on the abolition actions since they don’t deserve it * The abolition attacks has spread to other countries * The abolitionists and Mrs. Stowe’s tale has influenced the minds of the people that knows nothing about slavery to only think about its negative effects * The tale
Prior to the Civil War, African Americans were never treated very humanely. The Whites were the dominant race while the African Americans suffered under their commands as slaves who were treated unequally. Because slavery was such a huge issue, it became the reason of the outbreak of the Civil War. The African American troops in the movie Glory fought with their lives in hopes of winning the war to achieve freedom. Their goal was to abolish slavery completely and prevent it from harming many people.
Jefferson wanted land to be equally distributed among people, or at least given to people who had none, but would refuse to let his own slaves, or others, attempt to support them in a republic, which he desired. Most of the Founding Fathers actually denounced slavery, and knew
Douglas developed his own doctrine of letting the people decide the question of slavery. He ridiculed Lincoln about his idea of state uniformity rather than domestic institutions and accused him of promoting a war of sectionalism. He also mocked “black Republicans” who he accused of demanding racial equality. Overall, he believed in the Southern interest, but supported popular sovereignty and ultimately alienated Southern voters. On the other hand Lincoln shared some Southern attitudes towards slaves as he agreed with the Dred Scott decision that slaves could not be citizens and refused to support the Fugitive Slave Law as well.
That is why he wanted the slaves to be freed and removed from the United States all together. He feared of a revolt by them for all the cruel things that were done to them. Thomas Jefferson didn’t hold the views he felt for one group for the other. The African Americans who were brought to America to be slaves that they forced to live how they wanted them to could not coexist with them but the Native Americans who had their own society and their own way of life they could be civil with. I thought that they wanted to preserve the republican society by molding republican machines.
Simon Legree, the novel’s antagonist slave driver, became the archetypal Southern figure for whom Northerners felt much contempt. Northerners, relying much more on industry than agriculture, had for a long time been against slavery as a violation of human rights and as a waning economic practice overdue to become obsolete in the United States. Uncle Tom’s Cabin intensified these ideas through its emotional portrayal of black slaves as sufferers to evil white men.
The South felt that America would fall apart without slavery, “this country without slave labor would be completely worthless…If the Negroes are freed the country…is not worth fighting for…We can only live & exist by that species of labor: and hence I am willing to continue to fight to the last.”. While most northern soldiers had no real interest in emancipation, there were still some that fought for the freedom of slaves. Many just wanted the abolition of slaves to see an end to the war and the discontent between North and South. While the North and South fought for different reasons, the general motivations for both were very similar. Both fought for the memory of their ancestors, home and hearth, independence, and patriotism to name a few.
As James Weldon Johnson accounts in his chronicle, “Dairy of an Ex Colored Man” Johnson describes acts of hate and violence toward African Americans. Many thought Blacks inferior and urged they could not and will never become civilized; “you freed nigger and you gave him a ballot, but you couldn’t make a citizen out of him.”(75) Johnson lived first hand in a society Griffith wished to enforce and even proliferate. His testimony shows that what Griffith believed was the solution to a “black problem” was already in practice. But more than that, Johnson knew that this was not an issue of Black vs. White in the protection of a righteous civilization. He argued that “modern civilization hit ignorance of the masses through the means of popular education.
The civil war was started in 1861 which was caused by slavery. It was suppose to be a white man's war. White southerners would wage war to make the confederacy a seperate and independent nation free to promote slavery. As a result the white northerners took up arms to maintain the Union but not to free a single slave. The blacks has contributed a lot of work to gain their own freedom.