What Led the South to Secede from the Union?

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Blake Scott Gordon Mr. Kegler US History B2 27-11-12 What Led The South To Secede From The Union? It’s undeniable that the three main reasons leading to the secession of the South from the Union were geography, poor judgment and economy. Before the Civil War started, slavery took on a big role in Southern states. The South used slaves to work on almost everything from cleaning, watching children to taking care of the crops. 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). The South had far less factories, railroad tracks and amount of men enlisted in the army than the North did. The North was, in return, all about businesses and companies, demonstrating how it was not at all agrarian and agriculture-based like the Southern States were. Like this, the North did not need to depend on slavery that is why they looked down on it so much (DOCUMENT #3). The Southerners’ opinion about slavery was very important because the North and the South could not agree on just about anything. The North believed that slavery was unconstitutional, while the South thought that there was absolutely nothing wrong with it (DOCUMENT #4). When the presidential election came about, it was Abraham Lincoln who supported the North
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