The war was triggered by the victory of Abraham Lincoln in the elections of 1860. FACTORS THAT MADE THE CIVIL WAR IRREPRESSIBLE In these elections. The Republican Party led by Lincoln won, beating three other candidates. The southerners did not vote for him so his victory was seen as a northern affair. His speech, given in 1858, stated that, a divided house cannot stand and visualized that America can not endure a “half-slave and half-free.” This clearly showed that he was a moderate and was therefore not up to task, in the views of the southerners, to be able to tackle the abolitionist they perceived as a threat.
Given the circumstances, I would say unfortunately, yes, this war was inevitable given the circumstances under which it came. The three main causes, infringement on civil liberties, infringement on states' rights, and the collapse of the two-party system, made the conflict between North and South almost impossible to resolve. When Abraham Lincoln was elected into presidency, it was implied in his inauguration speech that he was one who would abide more by Northern interests. First North Carolina, then other Southerners responded by doing what they had the *right* to do if they felt the government had become too oppressive: they filed a declaration of secession from the Union. Unfortunately, Lincoln called this secession a Rebellion instead of what it was.
White men now had universal manhood suffrage. The United States had achieved what many countries at this time could not achieve, but they were still lacking in guaranteeing political democracy for women, slaves, freed African Americans, Indians, and slaves. Philip Hone, a New York City businessman and Whig politician reported on a pro-slavery riot in Philadelphia on 1834 (DE). He made it clear that there was not political democracy with in Philadelphia in regards to the rights of African Americans. Harriet Martineau, a British author reported on her 1834 visit to the U.S. She believed that the U.S. was politically democratic and diversified (DD).
Immigration Change Over the Years Immigration is a serious and important part of history in the United States. First prior to the late nineteenth century the immigration policies were very easygoing. Most of the Europeans were taking in, only 2% of arrivals at Ellis Island were sent away, some were band for being criminals, mentally unstable, and communist. Most of that 2% were rejected for health reasons. Despite having to pick up their life and leave, the immigrants came in by millions to the United States in the late 19th century and 21st century to build better lives for their families economically, religiously, and educationally.
The Northerners hated this law. It also caused many more people to look into abolitionism. I believe that these are some of the most important causes of the Civil War. These causes are Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the issue of slavery in the territories, and Northerners hating the fugitive slave law. As you can see, they are very important contributing factors in causing the Civil
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor quickly ended the first debate, as the United States collectively wanted to fight back to the world at war around them, as well as help allies. However the republican party was split on the New Deal issue. The northern republicans, with a more liberal view, were not for the New Deal, but sought to revise it, unlike the western and Midwest republicans who hated it from the beginning. With Roosevelt's death allowing Truman to take office, as well as the end of the war cause labor unions and other entities to erupt in massive strikes, allowing the Republicans to gain control of the House for the first time since 1928 in
The Act simply forbade the President from removing officials appointed with the approval of the Senate from office without the approval of the Senate. However this did little to prevent Johnson from removing any other officials from office. He removed the Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, setting off a political fire storm in that Mr. Stanton was an ally of the Radical Republicans. That removal resulted in America’s first impeachment. The
In these elections. The Republican Party led by Lincoln won, beating three other candidates. The southerners did not vote for him so his victory was seen as a northern affair. His speech, given in 1858, stated that, a divided house cannot stand and visualized that America can not endure a “half-slave and half-free.” This clearly showed that he was a moderate and was therefore not up to task, in the views of the southerners, to be able to tackle the abolitionist they perceived as a threat. He countered this by stating he will uphold the doctrine of states right.
She discusses the story in a unique way because she changes its point of view; helping the audience gain a new perspective of the issue. “I would rather drudge out my life on a cotton plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress” (Jacobs 84). Jacobs’ story speaks out to me because she addresses an audience of people that slavery should have been stopped. She tells a story about how traumatizing the life of an enslaved black female can be. She tries to gain sympathy for what she has been through.
Do not Judge a Book by it’s Color One of the most controversial acts of its time, The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, was passed into law to prevent the protection of runaway slaves and stated they must be returned to their master. Shortly after the Act was passed into law, Harriet Beecher Stowe, in her short story, depicts slavery solely as evil and uses Uncle Tom’s Cabin to play on people’s feelings and to help start the abolitionist movement in the South. The strong feeling that slaves were not of value and them being treated no better than animals was extremely prevalent in the South; however, some plantation owners owned slaves only so they could fit in, when in reality, they did not believe in slavery and treated their slaves very well. Even though the treatment of slaves contrasts from the Haley’s plantation to the Shelby’s house and St. Clare’s estate, Stowe depicts all slavery as evil, no matter how the slaves are treated. Uncle Tom was not like any other slave.