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).
Paper #2 To what degree did the Civil War result from the political, economic, cultural, and moral issues posed by the institution of slavery? Some people simply answer that it was a fight against slavery. While slavery did have an important part to play in the lead up to the Civil War, there were other causes that fed the fight between North and South that finally erupted into secession and Civil War with the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860. First of all, there were economic and social differences between the North and the South; with the invention of the cotton gin in 1793, cotton became very profitable. This machine was able to reduce the time it took to separate seeds from the cotton, and, at the same time, allowed the increase in the number of plantations of other crops than cotton.
Final Paper: Bacon’s Rebellion Bacon’s Rebellion is a very significant event in the history of the United States, especially in colonial America. This event encouraged the conversion of labor from indentured servitude to system of slavery, especially slaves imported from Africa. This rebellion is also important in American history because it allowed the Virginia colonists to expand their borders by confiscating large amounts of land from Native Americans in the Virginia area. Due to the effect of Bacon’s Rebellion, many people sought to create a more just government in Virginia. The way in which people elected their leaders and representatives would change for good and create a pave way for the way in which we choose our own officials today.
But successfully doing this was more difficult than anticipated. Although the institution of slavery was gone forever, the attitudes and habits that put it in place remained deeply engrained in Southern society. Once the Southern states regained self-government, they found ingenious ways of excluding blacks from the political process, for example by imposing literacy tests and so called grandfather clauses. (You could only vote if a familymember had the right to vote before the civil
Slavery was established in the British colonies of the Americas to provide a cheap abundant work source, which would reproduce ensuring many years of hard labor. The continent of Africa provided an abundance of peoples to be forced into subjugation, and Africa’s political conditions made the slave trade more important to the domestic commerce and international influence. (Pg. 49) Political leaders and merchants of the slave trade in both Europe and Africa recognized the enormous monetary gain and political advantages, encouraged by the slave trade. The slave trade was no longer monopolized by the Royal African Co., therefore opening up a new market of human trade to fuel the growth of the American colonies which was dependent on the cheap forced labor to oversee the cultivation of corps like tobacco in the United States, and Sugar cane in the Caribbean Islands and its Lesser Antilles.
Although slavery was horrendous, gruesome, and Americans are still uneasy about the subject of slavery, it was a very significant part of shaping the United States into what it is today. Many might ask why those, such as Jefferson, who were determined to change the ways Americans treated African Americans still turned to slavery. Painfully, but true, slavery was a meaningful part of the southern colonies’ economy by being positively influenced by economic, geographic, and social factors, in the seventeenth and eighteenth century. Economically, slaves were the cheapest form of labor. The colonies first used indentured slaves on plantations, but they were much more expensive than slavery.
Slavery had been around since Texas was first settled and cotton being the cash crop, slave labor helped generate a lot of money for the state. Abolishing slavery at the time would have left their economy in ruins. Borderland security was also an issue for Texas. Not only did they face hardships from the native Americans, but also from their southern neighbors of Mexico and money that was being spent by the state to secure their borders was not being reimbursed by the federal government. They felt this was unfair because Texas being a part of the union should be protected and funded by the federal government.
Kendrick Hawkins 02157219 Hist170 final essay In this paper I will analyze how the institution of slavery affected the development of the American south and the lives of people living there in regard to the economic, political, social, and cultural implications of slavery between 1800 and 1865. The economic impact on the American south as a result of slavery was that the slaves play an important role clearing land farming, and to grow crops such as tobacco, rice and most of all cotton. Having slaves harvesting cotton made the south very profitable. Cotton became so important doing the 1800 demands for it came from outside the south. As large markets such as Britain demanding cotton for it mills the prices were very strong helping the
According to Wood (1990) he states that “slavery was an essential part of the earliest multinational systems of credit and trade which arose in the 15th and 16th centuries” (p.96). The African slave trade also stimulated European shipping, manufacturing, and gun making. Slavery played an essential role in the growth of commercial capitalism in the colonies; slavery was the essential to creating wealth. Slaves where very important because it meant that plantations could plant large amounts of crops and own workers without having to pay them. “Slavery was important to the southeast regain, because of slaves, most of the southeast made money off cash crops which helped them but more slaves, and also more land”
“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.