Because in my perspective, this contradictory proclamation seems to be a political propaganda to support only the whites. Today I stand, as a runaway slave who escaped the grasp of slave owners and harsh Fugitive Slave Laws presented in the Compromise of 1850. However, tension has finally reached a peak between the North and the South due to the secession in 1860. I believe that several key events from 1845-1861 caused all this turmoil and crashed the regional differences between the Union and the Confederacy together. Eventually leading to the outbreak of the Civil war in 1861.
What Lead to the Civil War. From the beginning of the United States, war was inevitable between the North and the South, over the issues of slavery. Ever since Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gins in 1790, the South has been on a completely different economic path from the North. In the 1850’s political developments, the Fugitive slave act, the Dread Scott decision, and the John Brown raid, eventually all drove the regions further and further apart. Even though the North and South tried to reconcile their differences on the issue of slavery by implementing compromises in the 1820’s and 1850’s, both attempts failed, leading up to the Civil War.
In 1846, Lincoln ran for the House of Representatives and won; While in Washington, he was known for his different view to the U.S. Mexican War. He opposed this war because he saw it as a way to extend slavery. The War started when Mexico said no to the Republic of Texas becoming a state. This was the first foreign war for the states and soldiers from every state served in, including Robert Lee, Thomas Jackson, and others. These men later were an important role in the Civil War.
Of the three causes, slavery is for me the most significant. The issue of slavery, unlike economic issues, was also a moral problem. Whether and where slavery should be allowed in the West would eventually result in Americans killing each other, the collapse and split of political parties, and national division. It began with the Missouri Compromise, when settlers to that state brought with them about 10,000 slaves. Missouri’s request for admission to the Union created a debate over the expansion of slavery.
This essay will recount well-known Anti-Slavery Advocates, societies and how these events known as the, “The Second Great Awakening,” contributed to the regional animosity between North and South and was a factor that leads to the Civil War. The abolitionist movement eradicated slavery in the United States, but did not achieve the aim of its supporters as quickly as many would have liked. The movement added to the rift between the North and South that erupted into a brutal war that cost over 600,000 lives and cleaved a nation in two. This movement stands as a part of African - American history that influenced change in the United States today. The Abolitionist Movement (1830 - 1865) The Abolitionist Movement during 1830 and 1865 was a crusade to achieve immediate emancipation of all slaves, and to end racial segregation and discrimination.
On April 12, 1861, the Civil War began and it lasted until April 9, 1865. Throughout the course of the four year battle between the Northern states and the Southern states. There were several comparisons and contrasts between General Ulysses S. Grant and General Robert E. Lee. The Civil War was started because of the economic, racial, and social issues between the Northern and Southern states in the United States. The aftermath of the war was a complete an utter devastation when it came to casualties.
John Brown re-emerged in Harper's Ferry, Virginia with a wild plan to abolish slavery. His plan: to take over the federal arsenal in Harper's Ferry, pass out weapons to local slaves, initiate a huge revolt, and thus free the slaves. What happened: he and his men took over a building but were quickly holed up by Marines led by Lt. Col. Robert E. Lee. He was quickly captured, tried, convicted, sentenced to death, and hanged. Brown's death had a strong impact on the North and South.
Lincoln’s election as a president in 1860 triggered the Southerners decision to secede believing that Lincoln would restrict their rights to own slaves. Archer Jones said, “Fearful of the intentions toward slavery of the first republican administration, seven deep Southern states form a new government, the Confederate States of America” (1). When the South fired upon the federal troops stationed at Fort Sumter, in Charlestown, South Carolina, this event led Lincoln to act against rebels and that’s how began a costly four year struggle(1-2). Although several Confederate victories were scored during the early years of the War, South had to eventually lose the War in front of the richest state, North..
Slavery in The Civil War The American civil war from 1861 to 1865 divided many people in the United States, even turning brother against brother. There were also great amounts of bloodshed and was one of the bloodiest wars in the US and left a heritage of brief and bitterness. And the basis of this war, slavery, slavery is usually very cruel and has been around since early man. Their were two sides to this war, the North and the south. The North consisted of 19 free states in which slavery was prohibited and in the South 15 slave states which could own slaves.
THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR D C 101 I003 Dr 26 February 2012 The American civil war took place from 1861 to 1865. This bloody war took more American lives than any other war in history. The two sides who fought the war were the North and the South. The civil war had many causes, but the two major issues were slavery and the election of Abraham Lincoln. Many people lost their lives, but at the end, the war freed and abolished slavery in the United States.