Causes of Civil War Essay

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Causes Of Civil War

As members of the Futurist of America Association, we have been assigned to look specifically at the cause of the American Civil #War. There are five aspects that could of led to the Civil War and they are Westward Movement,
Social Change, Froeign Policy Development, Government/Politics Development, and
Economic Development. Out of the five aspects, Economic Development is the best reason for the eventual Civil War.

First, Westward Movement could of led to American Civil War because of the Louisiana Purchase, Wilmont Proviso, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Popular
Sovereignity, Compromise of 1850, Missouri Compromise, "Bleeding Kansas",
California Gold Rush, Manifest Destiny, and the Mistreatment of Native
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Prohibiton deals with the banning of alcohol . Religious groups consider drinking alcohol is a sin and women being abuse rosed. Poverity and crime rose, so the Anti-Saloon League was formed. It was organize in Ohio by women, who marched to saloons to make them give up their businesses.
Abolitionist Movement stated with the Quarkers, who thought it was a sin to own slaves. Frederick Douglass, who a runaway slave, became one of the most effective voices against slavery. He started the Nortstar, which brought the cruelities of slavery to the attention of the North. William Lloyd Garrison published the Liberator, which started the antislavery moverment, in Boston. The
Dred Scot Case was where a slave from Missouri went to Wisconsin and got married.
The court had to decide if was Scott was a slave or free man. "Uncle Tom's
Cabin" written by Harriet Breecher tells about the mistreatment of slaves in the

Social Change could of led to the Civil War by the Women's Rights
Movement, Prohibition, and Abolitionists' Movemnt, but did not because the ideas were consider too radical at the time. The Women's Rights Movemet did nothing to separate the Norh from the South. Men in the North and the South believed it was too extreme for women to have equal rights because they thought women as nothing more than child barriers and housekeepers. Prohibition was

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