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).
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.
Slavery and the Constitution During the time leading up to the civil war the north and south, of the United States were in debate on the issue of slavery. The north had an abolitionist outlook on slavery while the south was built around the concept of slavery. Slavery was inconsistent with the fundamental American value of liberty. The Constitution is the document that included the view of slavery. The meaning of slavery in the Constitution has been misinterpreted and has led to much debate.
“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.
Separating the North and the South from each other, due to tension on disagreements of beliefs about the slaves, simply North wanting slavery abolished and believed it was injustice to humans and on many levels incorrect treatment to humans, simply calling them ‘slaves’ was wrong and disgusting. Whereas, the South believed that slavery had many benefits, one being that it fuelled the economy. Due to the division, the Civil War was bound to happen due to civil unrest. It can be viewed now as a positive and negative event. Positive, that the ending result of the war was that the slaves were freed and human rights were considered.
After the Revolutionary War, the next big thing America would fight for would be slavery. It became a hot issue, and many people began to go against. Benjamin Banneker decided that, instead of take up arms, he would write about it. So, when he wrote his letter to Thomas Jefferson, he know it would have to work. And what else would help with that but some well placed, well used rhetorical strategies?
Fogel and Engerman believe that slaves had enough incentive to work hard. Slaves were essentially able to manage themselves without an overseer. In Genovese interpretation the slave made it extremely hard to exploit him of his labor, slaves could not be dehumanized and resisted all attempts to do so as a community. Stampp’s view was that slaves disliked their work experiences and showed their disgruntlement in various ways. Slaves didn’t have to be geniuses to have a concept of freedom.
Both had different positions on various matters. One of those matters was slavery. A large quantity of men in the South owned black slaves to work for or with them on laborious tasks. Many Northerners disagreed with the idea and actions of slavery which soon enough led to a civil war. The "Declaration of the National Anti-Slavery Convention" says "[That] we
The northerners who live in a society that does not have slaves believe that every man has the right to be free, whereas the southerners do not agree and think that slavery is right; the Negros do not have the ability to fend for themselves and are better off under a master. Many people disagreeover this matter. People such as George Fitzhugh are confident
Even northerners who were prejudiced against blacks were often against slavery, because they felt slavery caused unfair competition for free laborers; this argument figured prominently in “Free Soil” ideology. Free Soilers sought to prohibit slavery in the new territories, because it interfered with free labor. Northerners believed that they could work their way up in society by hard work and many did. The most violent confrontations between people who believed in free soil ideology and people who were pro slavery took place in the Kansas territory prior to the start of the Civil War. Kansas became known as Bleeding Kansas as a result of the