Assess the factors that led to the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861 The main factor that caused the American Civil War in 1861 was slavery as it was the underlying fundamental division between Northern and Southern societies that made living in harmony impossible. However, we must also examine the economic disparity between the North and South, political failure to manage the situation and the impact of the election of Lincoln in 1860. Although slavery is the underlying reason, the civil war would not have happened if it were not for the financial divide that developed because of slavery. These core factors were exacerbated by political mismanagement, a catalyst for the outbreak of the Civil War and Lincoln’s election in 1860, the trigger factor. Despite this, had it not been for slavery, there would have been no initial divide between North and South which created economic disparity and led to Southern paranoia over Northern expansionism which led to war, thus the most important factor.
This was the truth; all of the country was inhabited by people who had journeyed there from the East or from different countries. They learned that they could make their living growing crops or just move somewhere else to try and follow their dreams. Cities were built, farms grew bigger, and there were many new resources that the Americans used for trade. It is just amazing to me that a whole country could be built in just a century and a half. If I could remake this video now I would have added many different things.
Due to the increase in production farmers and ranchers discovered quickly that they need more manual labors. To resolve the problem of needing labors the farmers and ranchers started importing foreigners for manual labor. When Puerto Rico was ceded to the United States of American, the economy for the country changed. Many Puerto Ricans were small farmers and cultivated a variety of corps and sold their products locally. When the Americans took over the country, the small farmers were bought out by the Americans.
‘The outbreak of the war in Europe 1914 was due to an aggressive German Foreign Policy which had been waged since c.1900’ How far do you agree with this opinion? Discussions over the causes of the outbreak of war in Europe in 1914 have caused much controversy due to the breadth of events in multiple countries which took place over a short period of time, concluding in war. The evidence within source V, W and X refer to some of these events, thus hold different countries and individuals to blame to different extents. Whilst source V suggests that aggressive German Foreign policy did hold a considerable proportion of the blame, it places the Germans in a sympathetic position due to their encirclement leaving them no other option. Source W is very similar due to the fact that it blames Germany’s strengthening of the military and navy to a large extent, however proclaims their ‘peaceful intentions’; whereas source X dwarfs Germany’s contributions as a state, placing more responsibility for the outbreak of war on Austria-Hungary.
Do this of all the chapters. Despite all the factors that led to the Spanish-American war it seems like war was inevitable. Because the United States economy was experience an up and down economy and there was a lot of push for the country to expand overseas. The economy boomed during and after Reconstruction through the Homestead Act and the expansion of the railroads. But the Midwest and the West was soon all carve up and economist needed somewhere to carve
Because of World War I America would have the second largest navy in the world and largest standing army at the war’s conclusion and that massive military would now back up in the U.S.’s claim that it truly was a world power and it helped the U.S. become a major player on the world stage as well as the signing of the armistice that would follow. That is why
The massive number of European immigrants that entered into America’s east coast from the late 1800’s and on forever influenced the growth and development of the country. Fleeing crop failure, famine, rising taxes, and land/job shortages, many immigrants journeyed to the United States because it was perceived as the land of economic opportunity. With hope for a brighter future, nearly 27 million immigrants arrived in the United States between 1880 and 1920. The majority of the immigrants entered through Ellis Island, leading it to become the gateway to America and become recognized as a national symbol. Many of the immigrants, not knowing the way America worked, didn’t stray too far from the East Coast and moved into areas filled with people of similar languages, traditions, and beliefs.
Nationalism was a unifying force, but it also led to intense competition between nations. The competition was for materials and markets. Nations of Europe often competed for colonies In Asia and Africa. In the Second Battle of the Marne, American troops joined forces with France to help them fight against the Germans. The dispute led to a sense of mistrust which deepened overtime.
There are many different reasons why World War One started and there are also many causes and events that sparked the start of the war. In this essay I will show and tell the many reasons why this horrific event happened. One cause and the Long Term reason of the war was Empire. In the late 1800’s Europe had started an Empire craze where every country wanted some extra land, more or different products to trade with or wanted to have more power. Britain had already started gaining empires during the late 18th century and it had about ½ of Africa, it also owned all of Australia, Canada, India, Papua, Barbados and a few of the Caribbean Islands.
Varying Views of the American Westward Expansion From 1790 to 1835 in the Southern United States Chase Burchett 1090-008 Riverview High School Sarasota, FL, USA Subject Area: History Word Count: 3171 Abstract: In the end of the 18th century in North America, the people of the United States were ready to conquer some of that wild and mysterious land that lay west of the States. Technology had made traveling a lot easier, via wagons and food supplies. The population had grown to a point where the land that once seemed to stretch to the ends of the earth were no longer so infinite. In fact, in some places in the north east, the land was quite crowded. All of these factors led to pioneers, ready to explore the Wild West.