At this time there was a struggle between northern states(anti-slave states) and southern states(slave states). Both wanter to maintain power of government without the other trying to as well. This was shown when Tallmadge and Thomas both came up with amendments for congress’ conundrum. Tallmadge was a northerner who didn’t want slavery to exsist in the newly found state. Not because of the morality of it all but because he didn’t want the south to maintain more power.
What were the causes of the Civil War and why did the North win? All thirteen colonies had slavery. However, in the north slavery was unprofitable. The majority of the people in the north believed slavery was morally wrong. This difference in opinions was one of the causes of the Civil War The main cause of the Civil War was greed by the south.
The country cannot go on cultivating such a ‘prized’ crop without the hands of slaves. It was an impossible thought for the south. If labor work didn’t continue in the south then the south would fall. (Document B). Abraham Lincoln’s speech in Illinois (Document D) warned all Americans that if the exploitation of slaves for a profit continued then the nation may dwindle and maybe even their freedom.
Douglas Mitchell section 2 History 118 March 20, 2007 American Civil War: Just or Unjust? The Civil War has been called the defining war for Americans. It decided that the country would not support slavery, nor would it allow the South to leave the Union. It shaped us, in large part, into what we are today. But was it a "just war," an "unjust war" or some combination of both?
Most whites, especially in the South did not support the idealistic ideas of reconstructing a better nation for all. They simply didn't want change and the laws created were not going to stop them. They already felt dominated and humiliated by the North after the civil war and principally wanted to hold their ground. Angry over the fact that they shared little political power in the country and that their states were being forced to change from the agricultural slave based ways despite the majority being satisfied, they took it upon themselves to lash out against the new era of reconstruction. The prejudice and discrimination against the blacks and the lack of cooperation from the Southerners greatly affected the original plans of reconstruction.
How accurate are they? a. Part of the regional tensions were due the northern delegates wanting to end slavery and the southern delegates wanting to increase slavery .Mason of Virginia was against slavery, he felt the government should have more power over slavery. His predictions are pretty accurate. Ellsworth from Connecticut considered in moral light, ought to free those already in the country.
For many reasons, the South did not like what the constitution said. There were many conflicts with the compromise of 1850, map shown in (Document A) and the fugitive slave act. Certain northerners were so against slavery and the fugitive slave act that they even posted warnings for the slaves. Kidnappers were being sent after the slaves, and how Northern abolitionists were revolting against the South's rules and regulations this fugitive slave act also helped drive the tension deeper into the Un-United States. (Document C) A frees soiler did not want to spread slavery, but he is okay with keeping it in a state it is already in.
It can be argued that had these short term factors not come about, the outbreak of war would have been avoided regardless of the fact that these triggers were deemed to be less important than other long term factors such as Britain’s relationship with Germany. The treaty of London, signed in 1839 stated that Britain should protect Belgium and with Germany violating this with their invasion, forced the government to go to war, with the help of pressures from the public who were extremely pro-war at the time. The alliance system may also be to blame for Britain’s involvement in the war as due to the assassination of the Archduke and his wife, causing Austro-Hungary declaring war on Serbia, dragging all the other powers in Europe into war. This, however, can only be seen as a catalyst as tensions within Europe had been increasing rapidly since the turn of the century. Germany’s decision to build a navy that would rival Britain’s did nothing but sour relations further between the two dominant powers of Europe at the time.
Although abolition was to be one of the major results of the Civil War, the war was fought for nationalistic reasons, not to destroy slavery. The Confederacy found a great commander while many of the northern generals in the early stages of the war proved indecisive. Gradually Lincoln’s stock rose and the Confederacy faced greater problems than the North. The Confederacy had to create an entire administration under pressure and it contained no broad authorization for laws designed to advance general welfare. B. Fort Sumter (1861)- the Confederates had seized most federal property in the south except for two strongholds Fort Sumter and Fort Pickens.
Slavery was the main reason why the North and South divided and went to war. In the North they did not rely upon slavery economically where the South did through farming. Another factor to why the South lost was because of their lack of industrial capabilities to aid them during war. The North had factories and mills where weapons and supplies could have been built easily whereas the South could not keep up as there industry was very weak. The following essay will discuss these issues in detail plus other factors such as the leaderships on both sides and the aid of foreign support.