They were like children and would not survive by themselves. When President Lincoln was elected into power in 1860 as promised South Carolina seceded from the United States of America, they felt that Lincoln would try and abolish slavery completely and felt that although he did not preach to abolish slavery trying to stop it spreading was just another way of expressing his views. However this was far from correct as although yes Lincoln did want to stop spreading slavery across the USA he realised that abolishing completely in the short term was just unrealistic and lead to further divide of the USA, nevertheless it was possible that no one was surprised when the radical state of South Carolina seceded from the USA. Carolina had always been a trouble state and this was not the first rift that they had with the Federal Government, however perhaps the more surprising issue was when fellow southern states followed suit and not long after 6 other southern states seceded. This consequently led to the battle of Fort Sumner and what was described by many as the start of the Civil War.
Many died to hands of whites for their participation in these rebellions. Whites of the Southern states tried hard to keep slavery the way it was but with the steady growing number of free educated blacks in the Northern states grew the desire for slaves to obtain the same. In the North, blacks were able to obtain an education, work as well as own their own stores. Eventually, Abraham Lincoln got into office and many Southern Whites believed he sided on the abolishment of slavery so they made their states separate from that of the Northern portion of the United States. Lincoln supported the Union, which were the Northern States which held free blacks, and gave the Confederate States an ultimatum to join back with the Union or war will begin.
The war was triggered by the victory of Abraham Lincoln in the elections of 1860. FACTORS THAT MADE THE CIVIL WAR IRREPRESSIBLE In these elections. The Republican Party led by Lincoln won, beating three other candidates. The southerners did not vote for him so his victory was seen as a northern affair. His speech, given in 1858, stated that, a divided house cannot stand and visualized that America can not endure a “half-slave and half-free.” This clearly showed that he was a moderate and was therefore not up to task, in the views of the southerners, to be able to tackle the abolitionist they perceived as a threat.
Given the circumstances, I would say unfortunately, yes, this war was inevitable given the circumstances under which it came. The three main causes, infringement on civil liberties, infringement on states' rights, and the collapse of the two-party system, made the conflict between North and South almost impossible to resolve. When Abraham Lincoln was elected into presidency, it was implied in his inauguration speech that he was one who would abide more by Northern interests. First North Carolina, then other Southerners responded by doing what they had the *right* to do if they felt the government had become too oppressive: they filed a declaration of secession from the Union. Unfortunately, Lincoln called this secession a Rebellion instead of what it was.
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.
The South had a much smaller army and navy which was a significant factor to why the North won. The sheer manpower of the North can be seen as the main reason why the North won. The Southern states had a population of 9 million which is miniscule compared to the 22 million people Lincoln had at his disposal. Also a large number of the Southern population were slaves and the Southern leaders were unlikely to arm the slaves the North wanted to free. Slavery was the main reason why the North and South divided and went to war.
Abraham Lincoln Came into presidency with a lot on his plate, he wanted to reunite the north and the south and to put in place the emancipation proclamation. He knew what was good for the union and had his own opinion on slavery which was against it. Lincoln was fighting for a new birth of freedom not just reuniting the union. The south depended on slaves on the plantation, that’s how they were maintaining since they did not have to pay the slaves. The North with all the industrial business had a total different way of life and can see how they totally disagreed with the way slaves were being used and treated.
The officer informs through his correspondence with his wife through his letters that he has a number of slaves that are appointed do various chores related to plantation and household (McArthur and Burton 1996). According to James B. Griffin, the government of North was trying to take away their independence by imposing their antislavery laws on Southerners. He thinks that the North is trying to enslave the Southerners under its laws and regulations and that the Southerners will not be allowed to live their way of life because of several impositions by the North
The South Socio- Economics Issues (1900-1950) The civil war between Northern and Southern parts of America occurred in 1800’s changing the social economics for the original old Southern America. The southern Socio- Economic issues: • The Southern economy was destroyed and had no concept and needed to be reconstructed in order to comply with the acceptance of new laws. • Once the southern was in ruins after being destroyed immigrants from the northern part of America began to come and take over and make money. • The higher class ‘plantation’ groups manners stereotype was broken due to the rough and lower class immigrants invading their land. • Black and white people were divided by politics.
The issue was regarding slavery and it was between the North and South. The North, being industrialized and well developed, saw no need for slavery and believed that it is morally wrong to own slaves. They pushed for a movement to end slavery in the United States. The South, on the contrary, was mostly rural and unindustrialized. The people needed slaves to work on their plantations and fiercly opposed the antislavery movement.