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  • Slavery In Missouri
    438 words
    True or false: "Slavery was the immediate fomenting cause of the Civil War". The answer is false. Slavery was a cause of the Civil War, but not the cause. Slavery was just one of the issues that added to the unjust state rights that led to the secession of the Southern states and ultimately the American Civil War. The three major events that made the southern states feel that they were getting the short end of the bargains were: the Compromise of 1850, the Missouri Compromise and the Kansas-Nebr...
  • Conflict Between The North And South
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    " War to Free the Slaves" How well does this describe the causes of the American Civil War The South, which was known as the Confederation, broke away from the North, which was also known as the Union, for many different reasons. The reason they wanted to succeed was because there was four decades of great sectional conflict between the two. Between the North and South there were deep economic, social, and political differences. There were many reasons why the South wanted to succeed but the mai...
  • Pro Slavery South
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    At 4: 30 AM the Confederates opened fire with 50 cannons upon Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. The Civil War began. With seven states already seceded from the Union, the confederate states took a strong stance. Just as the Confederacy was formed in early 1861, the Confederate soldiers began taking over. On April 19th, President Lincoln issued a Proclamation of Blockade against Southern ports. For the duration of the war, the blockade limited the ability of the South to stay well suppli...
  • Tension Between The North And The South
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    Slavery was something that welcomed in the south, northerners. Many people believed Slavery was morally wrong and wanted to do something about it. The book Uncle Tom's Cabin and the newspaper The Liberator argued how wrong it was. In this, Slavery was a major cause in the outbreak of the Civil War. There were many things that led to the Civil War. One of which were the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850 in the Missouri Compromise, Missouri wanted to become a slave state and northerne...
  • Favor Of Slavery With A Strong Argument
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    In the United States there was a heated debate about the morality of slavery. Supporters of slavery in the 18th century used legal, economic, and religious arguments to defend slavery. They were able to do so effectively because all three of these reasons provide ample support of the peculiar institution that was so vital to the South. Legally speaking, the constitution offered numerous arguments for slavery and clearly protected the protected the people's rights to own slaves. The 3/5 clause cl...
  • Anti Slavery Feelings In The North
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    Sectional tension increased during the mid 19th century bringing America into a civil war. There were a few important factors that helped to increase tensions in both the North and the South. Some of these factors were the Anti-Slavery movement, Kansas-Nebraska Act, the Fugitive Slave Law, John Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and the election of Abraham Lincoln into Presidency. There were quite a few events that caused tensions in the North. The anti-slavery movement greatly in...
  • South Though The Social Aspects Of Slavery
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    Slavery in 19th Century A justified institution as the 19th century emerged; the infamous institution of slavery grew rapidly and produced some surprising controversy and rash justification. Proslavery, Southern whites used social, political, and economical justification in their arguments defining the institution as a source of positive good, a legal definition, and as an economic stabilizer. The proslavery supporters often used moral and biblical rationalization through a religious foundation ...
  • Conflict Between The North And South
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    THE INEVITABILITY OF THE BREAKUP OF THE UNION By Sam To oker The breakup of the Union was inevitable. The south was always going to secede; it was just a question of when. The southern and northern states varied on many issues. There were deep economic, social, and political differences between the north and the south. All of this was a different interpretation of the United States Constitution on both sides. In the end, all of these disagreements led to the Civil War. There were reasons other t...
  • Slavery In The South
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    Although some historians feel that the Civil War was a result of political blunders and that the issue of slavery did not cause the conflict, this interpretation fails to consider the two main causes of the war itself: the expansion of slavery, and its entrance into the political scene. By considering the personal opinions of people living in both the North and the South at the time of the war, as well as the political decisions made, one can understand the reasons behind the war, and then deter...
  • Souths Economy And Political Actions
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    Slavery is the South Essay #3 Slavery played a dominating and critical role in much of Southern life. In the struggle for control in America, slavery was the Souths stronghold and the hidden motive behind many political actions and economic statistics. By dominating Southern life, slavery also dominated the economic and political aspects of life in the South from 1840 to 1860. By the 1840's and 50's the Southern economy had almost completely become slave and cash crop agriculture based. Without ...
  • Slavery As The Bedrock Of Southern Society
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    A large majority of whites in the South supported slavery even though fewer of a quarter of them owned slaves because they felt that it was a necessary evil and that it was an important Southern institution. In 1800 the population of the United States included 893,602 slaves, of which only 36,505 were in the northern states. Vermont, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey provided for the emancipation of their slaves before 1804, most of them by gradual ...
  • Slavery In The New Territories
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    SLAVERY IN THE TERRITORIES It has been said that the institution of slavery caused The Civil War. In the years leading up to America's bloodiest war, the new territories the United States acquired began to get enough citizens so that they may become states. The question that ripped Congress and this country apart was whether or not these new states would be admitted as free or slave states. You see, until these states appeared there was a fragile balance of fourteen slave states and fourteen fre...
  • Abolition Of Slavery A War Aim
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    I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races. This statement was just one of many that President Lincoln addressed to the people as his stand to the aim of the war. From the beginning of the war, President Lincoln had insisted that his primary aim was the restoration of the Union, not the abolition of slavery. However, the 1858 statement that he made about his position on slavery can be reconciled with his 1862...
  • Extension Of Slavery Into New Territories
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    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness" -Declaration of Independence Slavery is a societal institution based on ownership, dominance, and exploitation of one human being by another and reciprocal submission on the part of the person owned. The owner may exact work or other services without pay and virtually without restriction...
  • Slavery On States Rights
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    The Civil War made an enormous change on the way the people in America lived. It was a devastating stage for the families and friends of the men who fought in the war. They all knew that the war was worth losing a family member though. The slavery issue was very offensive, to the union people, because they thought slavery was brutal. The North did not realize either that the south needed the slaves to keep their farms in working progress. Slavery was very popular in the early 1600's to around 18...
  • North And The South
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    The Civil War which lasted from 1861 to 1877 was mainly caused by the diverging society between the North and the South. The North and the South had different goals. There were many factors that led to the war and the chief ones were political and economic differences between the North and the South. The North's aggression to control the South had led to the point where it was intolerable. The issue on slavery was one of the causes of the Civil War. Slavery and slave trades had become a big part...
  • Expansion Of Slavery
    404 words
    Although some historians feel that the Civil War was a result of political blunders and that the issue of slavery did not cause the conflict, they ignore the two main causes. The expansion of slavery, and its entrance into the political scene. The North didn't care about slavery as long as it stayed in the South. South Carolina seceded, because Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, was voted into office. The Republican party threatened the South's expansion and so Southerners felt that they had no othe...
  • Issue Of The Annexation Of Texas
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    The annexation of Texas in the 1840's had many advantages and disadvantages to our country. The divisions between those who supported and opposed this annexation were divided, mainly between the North and South and those representatives supporting each area of the nation. Southerners saw the acquisition of Texas as a way to expand our nation, spread slavery in the South to help empower them, and provide a place for the immigrants pressing the borders of our country. The North did not want Texas ...
  • North And South
    780 words
    In the 1840's, sectionalism grew strong. People felt loyalty to their state or section instead of the whole country. In the North, industry boomed. In the South, agriculture flourished. During the nineteenth-century the North and South became increasingly divided by economic structure, political and social issues. The Northern states were the main centres of manufacturing, commerce, and finance. Principal products of the area were textiles, lumber, clothing, machinery, leather, and woolen goods....
  • North's Thoughts On Slavery
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    John Smith 12/12/02 C Block The South, known as the Confederate States of America, succeeded from the North for many reasons. The reason the South wanted to succeed was because there was multiple conflicts between the two. There were economic, social, and political differences. An example of their different views was the South wanting to become an independent nation. Westward Expansion was a period were people of the 19th Century were bribed with land to move west for future expansion of the new...

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