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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...
  • Idea Of Slavery In The North
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    The forefathers of our country had many ideals on the inherent inalienable rights of man, although this did not hold true for all peoples. Our country practiced slavery of the African. The agricultural economy of the south required the labor of slaves to complete their work. The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 outlawed slavery of the current territory of the United States, but after the purchase of the Louisiana Territory and the settlement to come, the question of slavery was once again forced into...
  • Anti Slavery Whigs
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    Abraham was born a poor farmhand boy in Kentucky, but he moved from small cabins in Kentucky, Indiana, and finally settled in Illinois. He was a farmhand for his father in these states and didn't have much exposure to slavery, although, these states did have black / slave laws. Lincoln got his first dose of slavery at the age of eighteen when he was hired to take a flatboat down to New Orleans. I quote from Lincoln: A Photo biography "Lincoln would never forget the site of black men, women, and ...
  • Slavery
    281 words
    Many Americans expect President Abraham Lincoln to personally abolished slavery. But a President cannot simply pick up a pencil and draw a plan to completly do away with slavery. Yet this is the common assumption of many Americans today. Legally, slavery is where slaves are the property of other people. The Constitution states that, nobody can be deprived of their property without 'due process of law'- meaning a legislative act. Congress does not have the power to pass a law outlawing slavery. L...
  • 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...
  • Political War The North And South
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    By the time of 1804 seven of the northern most states had abolished slavery. During this time a surge of democratic reform swept the North and West. There were demands for political equality. The South felt these views were not important. All of these views eventually led to an attack on the slavery system in the South, and showed opposition to its spread into whatever new territories that were acquired. Northerners said that slavery revoked the human right of being a free person. The Political ...
  • Nebraska Doctrine And The Dred Scott Decision
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    A Breakdown Of Lincoln's House Divided Speech Breakdown Of Lincoln's House Divided Speech Mr. President, and Gentlemen of the Convention If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated, with the avowed object, and confident promise, of putting an end to slavery agitation Under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only, not ceased, but has consta...
  • Southern States
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    4. American Civil War The war between states, in the U.S. history, a four-year war (1861-65) between the federal government of the U.S. and eleven Southern states that asserted their right to secede from the Union. The secession of the Southern states in 1860-61 and the ensuing outbreak of armed hostilities were the culmination of decades of growing sectional friction over the related issues of slavery, trade, and tariffs, and the doctrine of state's rights. This friction was due to the differen...

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