What Lead To The Civil War Analysis

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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. On March 14, 1794, Eli Whitney’s was granted a patent for the cotton gin. The cotton gin made the job of separating cotton from its seed much easier. The ease of separating the cotton fiber from the seed meant that more raw cotton would be needed to keep up with increased demand. Therefore, a large amount of slaves were needed in the south to work the fields as fast as the cotton gins could separate…show more content…
The act made any federal official who did not arrest a runaway slave liable to pay a fine. This was the most controversial part of the Compromise of 1850. Another key factor to the start of the Civil War was the publishing of the book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Once Lincoln greeted Harriet Stowe as, “so you’re the little women who started the civil war”. Many people that read “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” became abolitionist and helped fight against slavery. There were other factors to the beginning of the civil war such as Dread Scott Case in 1857. When the Supreme Courts ruled that all slaves were property and they could be taken anywhere no matter the 36-30 line. Other factors were John Brown raid and Bleeding Kansas. Both angered the southern states closer to secession. Till eventually the Civil war

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