Obviously the North were against it (believed would give extra power to South and lead to further expansion of slavery) and the South were for it. The Southern economy was beginning to show cracks as slaves were becoming very expensive and more people couldn’t afford them. They viewed the expansion into other territories as a way of continuing slavery and saving their money.
The Civil War was a fight between two sides of our nation that had causes that led back to different issues and tensions in the history of our country. The Civil War lasted from 1861 to 1865, and had over 618,000 casualties. The Civil War was caused by many different reasons, but a few were economy, slaves, and regional differences. The first main cause of the Civil War was conflict between the North and the South about the differences in how the two territories ran their economies. From Document 2, it shows that the South relies on slavery for their economy.
I believe that the Civil War began with the debate over the future of slavery. That very issue led to secession, and secession caused a war where the Northern states fought for the ground of the Union, and the South for their independence as a new confederation of states under its own constitution. It seems to me that any disagreement leads to some form of resentment. We tend to not like what we don’t understand, and it was hard for the North to understand why the Southern states were itching for freedom from them. It seems from a broader point of view that the North has gone through so much just for the Southern states of America to exist.
During this time, the north underwent major social, economic, and industrial changes known as the Antebellum Period. The south generally clung to cotton and slavery and thus remained essentially the same. However, increasing tensions surrounding slavery ultimately led to the breakdown of the compromise in the middle 19th century. Compromise could not be achieved in this time period due to political complaints and conflicts concerning slavery. In addition the moral and social stance on the issue divided the North and the South and made compromise difficult.
Historiography Nahom Assefa Slavery was a brutal system of forced labor that began since the dawn of time. It has been traced back to 1772 B.C in Babylon when the code of Hammurabi was written. The system involved many different types of people and was used for various economic exploitation. In America this was one of the biggest challenges for the young republic leading to differences between the North and south. The issue was so extreme they say during the Lincoln administration America was more divided than any other point in history leading to the civil war between the union and the confederates.
In the book Half Slave and Half Free, Bruce Levine introduces the various issues that arose during the antebellum era in America that fueled the onset of the Civil War. According to Levine, tension due to conflicting interests between the slave based economy of the South and the free labor economy of the North boiled up to a point that led the newly formed nation to war. Levine starts off by giving a brief history of slavery and then shifts to discussing the way in which it revolutionized the economy of America and the role that it played in the conflicts leading to the Civil War. Slavery was crucial to the southern states as they depended on it to run their plantations, whereas, the northern states abolished slavery as they adopted the idea that “each person works for himself” (46). “The distinctive ways in which North and South organized their labor systems left their mark on all aspects of regional life - including family, gender and leisure patterns and both religious and secular ideologies.
Slavery within the United States had a major impact on its society, and way of life. So to what effect did slavery have on crop? Crop alone has a major impact on many aspects of a country, mix that with the use of slavery and production, pricing, society, growth and development are all drastically different from a society who uses wage labor system of growth. This would help in separating the differences that northern wage labor farmers and southern slave labor farmers would have. All in all the real money was in the southern slave labor farms, and northern wage labor farms felt threaten by this fact.
However states that did not ratify the Constitution would not be considered a part of the Union so people started to form two groups, the Anti-Federalists and Federalists. Both groups did not agree on certain things the way the country should have been governed. Many people at that time opposed the creation of a federal or national government that would have power over the states. Those people were called Anti-Federalists. They believed that each state should have a self governed, and independent.
Morally, America was affected by the citizens’ personal feelings on slavery on slavery and how the citizens handled those emotions. Economically, America was affected by the South losing slave labor, causing them to lose profit because of abolitionists and African Americans. Thus, America was affected by slavery politically, morally, and economically which helped cause the civil war. Slavery was a major issue in America in the 1800’s and
Moreover, a number of revolutionaries saw the glaring contradiction between demanding freedom for themselves while holding slaves. Although the economic center of slavery was in the South, northerners also held slaves, as did African Americans and Native Americans. Moreover, some southerners opposed slavery. Blacks were in the vanguard of the anti-slavery movement. Abolitionist literature began to appear about 1820.