Yes, American history would repeat itself making an interesting cause of stress between North and South. It was America's nature to fight for a specific cause and that is just what the country was willing to do. However, they could not because the dispute was between two regions of country or could they? This is how the American Civil War began. One section of the nation was passionate towards one side of an argument and when the other section adapted the opposing viewpoint, a civil war occured.
The Southerners’ opinion about slavery was very important because the North and the South could not agree on just about anything. The North believed that slavery was unconstitutional, while the South thought that there was absolutely nothing wrong with it (DOCUMENT #4). When the presidential election came about, it was Abraham Lincoln who supported the North
Actually, disagreement between the North and South over states' rights and taxes was a more important cause of the Civil War than were differing views about slavery. Many soldiers did not fight for the purpose of abolishing or supporting slavery. There are stories of Union soldiers abandoning the war because they did not want to fight an abolitionist war. In the North, many soldiers fought because they believed slavery was wrong, but more fought because they needed the money or
Although many people believe that the civil war was only about slavery that is not totally true. The civil war was about many factors and issues that divided the North from the South. The civil war was fought between slave states and free states. For this reason it makes it seem as though it was a slavery war. The civil war created many economic downfalls for both the Union and Confederacy.
Aguilar, Geddely IB History of the Americas May 1, 2014 As Abraham Lincoln once stated, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falta and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” The struggle for equality began with America fighting against Britain to obtain liberty and justice for all. In the American Revolution as well as in the Civil Rights Movement there were people of two different beliefs. Some believed in the philosophy of reaching their purpose without any use of violence, were as in the other hand others were certain violence was the only way there was to obtain liberty. Even after being granted certain rights, American citizens still suffered corruption, and segregation.
Both sides were determined, but I believe that in the end when the South surrendered it was a good thing for both sides. I also think that the South regretted that decision and could have pushed on if they hearts would have still been in it. Lincoln had one main objective to keep the Union together and not let the South secede. One thing the South clearly misjudged was that the North would be able to continue on with the war, they were hoping they would give up at the start. 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.
The Fugitive Slave Act increased the tension between the North and South. Impassioned northern abolitionists, strongly against the Fugitive Slave Act and slavery, revolted against this southern sought rule and dispatched warnings for the slave fugitives (Doc. C). Among the turmoil that began to befall America, any more conflicts would make the south vulnerable to secession from the union. A freesoiler did not approve of the expansion of slavery but did not mind keeping
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. Because it would
Chen-Yu Lee Carol Fry Hist 1301 10/28/2011 What They Fought For There have been many different theories on why the Civil War began, and what caused the soldiers to fight for either side. These theories include such things as slavery, idealism, patriotism, protection of homeland, independence, and pure hatred for the opposition. It is difficult to pick out one good reason from above, that caused the soldiers to fight, but letters and diary entries give us some insight as to what motivated many of them. This paper will look at various reasons as to why the Confederate and Union soldiers fought with such endurance. Many Confederate soldiers seemed motivated by the mere memory of the Revolution; they can still remember the period their ancestor fought with English.
Democrat Stephen A. Douglas Abraham Lincoln had won the election and the south was furious because they knew that Abe favored the North and wanted to abolish slavery so many of the states started to secede(Britannica Encyclopedia). So Abraham Lincoln knew that as much as he wanted to get rid of slavery he could not get rid of it completely it would make things worse and those south sates that took side with the union would of left so he had to please the north and the south so he did what he could do. All Abraham Lincoln wanted was for the confederate states to come back to the union to bring them back in so he promised that does states in rebellion in secession slavery would be banned from them if they did not return to the union many states did not listen because they had built their own government already. And did not want to lose their rights of having slaves because they dependent on them a lot for their plantations of cotton and without them they would lose their workers and money. The union was fighting for the freedom of slaves and to bring back the union to be united as one.