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  • Slave Labor For The Protection Of Texas
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    One of the most unique situations during the period of the Civil War in America was the involvement of the state of Texas in the Confederacy. Although it was once its own Republic separate from the United States of America through annexation, Texas was not entirely unique when it came to the institution of slavery. Just like in all other southern states, slavery, and the use of slave labor, was a major factor of the states agricultural economy. During the years around and through the Civil War, ...
  • Slaves For An Insurrection
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    Born in Torrington, Connecticut on May 9, 1800, John Brown was the son of a wandering New Englander. Brown spent much of his youth in Ohio, where he was taught in local schools to resent compulsory education and by his parents to revere the Bible and hate slavery. As a boy he herded cattle for General William Hull's army during the war of 1812; later he served as foreman of his family's tannery. In 1820 he married Dianthe Lusk, who bore him seven children; five years later they moved to Pennsylv...
  • Fugitive Slave Act
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    Can the United States Justify the Civil War The definition of Manifest Destiny reads as: 'The belief in the 1840'sin the inevitable territorial expansion of the United States, especially as advocated by southern slaveholders who wished to extend slavery into new territories. ' This explanation was transcribed from the World Book Encyclopedia's dictionary. It is directly evident that from this unbiased statement we can trace the first uprising of a separate group of people yearning to break the n...
  • Slave State Under The Missouri Compromise
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    Did you know that in the Civil War, America lost the most men ever? After four years and over 600,000 American lives, the Union (North) prevailed in wearing down and forcing the Confederacy (South) to surrender. Eli Whitney's cotton gin, the Missouri Compromise, and the Dred Scott case contributed greatly to the Civil War. After the Civil War, the Southern economy was devastated with millions of homeless, while the northern economy boomed. Eli Whitney created one of the first causes of the Civil...
  • Slave States To The South
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    A Trace of the Development of Southern Nationality nationalism (n sh -n -l z m, n sh n -) n. 1. Devotion to the interests or culture of a particular nation. 2. The belief that nations will benefit from acting independently rather than collectively, emphasizing national rather than international goals. 3. Aspirations for national independence in a country under foreign domination. The first successful colony in the future U.S. A was Jamestown, founded in 1607. The group was made up of townsmen an...
  • Runaway Slave
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    On September 23rd, 1862, Abraham Lincoln provided our wonderful nation with The Emancipation Proclamation. This speech declared all slaves free in those states still in rebellion against the United States on January 1st, 1863. The statement only applied to the states which, after that date, were under the military control of the Union Army. It did not apply to those slave states such as Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, some parts of Virginia, and Louisiana, that were already occupied by N...
  • Important Compromises The Constitutional Convention
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    Would the United States of America ever be united if it were not for compromises I would say the chances are slim. During the early years of the new nation, there was a lot of conflict and turmoil. During the Constitutional Convention of 1786, one of the most essential compromises of the early United States was the Great Compromise. Another compromise that arose at the Constitutional Convention was the Three Fifths Compromise. These two compromises helped to establish the early government issues...
  • Fundamental Differences Between North And South
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    The seeds of secession had been sown early in American history; quite literally with the fundamental differences in agriculture and resultant adoption of slavery in the South. From early days, the thirteen states had grown up separately, and each had their own culture and beliefs, which were often incompatible with those held in other states. The geographical and cultural differences between north and south would manifest themselves at regular and alarming intervals throughout the hundred years ...
  • Balance Of Slave States And Free States
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    For years Americans had been practicing slavery. It had become a widespread practice by the 1800's. In fact, it was a practice that had been around since the birth of our nation. Throughout the last decade, the colonists had been listening to their conscious es, in the back of their minds; they knew that slavery was wrong. They were beginning to take note and realize how cruel it actually was. Finally, in 1820, there was a minority of congressmen that rose up and took a stand. It was then that t...
  • States With Many Slaves
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    Though the Americans had claimed victory over Britain in the American Revolution, the most difficult task was yet to come. Statesmen and delegates gathered to decide the future of the new nation. However, the delegates were torn over how this new nation should be organized. In 1777, all of the thirteen states ratified a new document called the Articles of Confederation, which, among other things, established thirteen sovereign states -- with their own governments and rights -- and one weak centr...
  • Slave State To The Union
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    Summary of the Civil War The 1800's were a tumultuous time for the United States of America. At that time the south was typically slave and the northerners were traditionally for freedom. The slave states of the south and the abolitionist in the north were quarreling and thegovernment recognizing that made efforts to stop or delay the civil war. In 1819 Missouri wanted to enter the Union a slave state. At this time the 22 states of the Union we redivided evenly 11 slave and 11 free. Northern sta...

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