The Abolitionist movement during the Antebellum period, was a critical time in American history. The goal of this movement was to emancipate all slaves immediately, and end discrimination, as well as segregation. The brave men and women involved in this movement were called abolitionists and antislavery advocates. The antislavery advocates stood for freeing slaves gradually, and abolitionists wanted slavery gone immediately. No matter how fast, these people all wanted to spread opposition against slavery across the United States. Northern churches started liking this whole idea of abolishing slavery, which started conflict between the North and South. These arguments led up to the Civil War.
The abolitionists of the first half of the 19th century sought to make the Union a lot more perfect by fighting for an end to slavery.
Sectionalism was ultimately the main cause of the civil war. Sectionalism is occurs when an individual identifies with a geographic section of the United States based on their culture, social, economical, and political interests of that section. Sectionalism eventually caused the division of the nation, and created parts of the nation, which were the Union and the Confederation. As the tensions progressed, the government strived to unite the divided nation by establishing different legislation to satisfy each section; however, multiple historical events, such as the Election of Abraham Lincoln, the passing of the Kansas Nebraska Act, etc, interrupted the balancing act within the divided nation. The tensions between these sections eventually built up and caused the Civil War to occur. The Civil War was caused by the various economical differences within the nation, the conflict between the legality of slavery, and the political disputes in Congress over issues during that time.
There were many problems, events, and situations that led to the Civil War. One of the major reasons for the outbreak of the war was sectionalism. Once the United States was split, many of the country's fundamental issues were disputed, with slavery being at the top of the list. Some of the other major issues in dispute were representation, tariffs, and states' rights. Sectionalism is defined as, the sharp socio-economic differences that divided the Northern and the Southern states in the U.S.
Slavery was held out until 1865, but during this time period abolitionist are trying to do anything to stop slavery. The reason being is because slavery wasn’t slavery anymore. Slavery was beginning to become more advance due to technological innovation. The Abolitionist are people that were against slavery and would boycott anything to get rid of slavery. The argument that the Abolitionist had during this time period was its conditions as violating Christian’s principals and rights to equality. The abolishment of slavery was a significant change in the history of slavery, because of all the technological innovation that was making the slaves jobs easier. In the American Revolution war slavery played a role in which they began a sequence of abolishing slavery. Slavery played a role in the American revolutionary war to begin to grant themselves freedom, liberty, and rights. Slavery changed in 1808 due to a bill that abolished the slave trade. The westward expansion divided the nation because the north and the south weren’t coming into agreement of change going on in the United States. The abolitionist had a plan and that plan was to abolish all slavery throughout the whole United States. These are some of the main things that would lead to the abolishment of 1865.
The final cause leading to the Civil War was Abraham Lincoln’s election. Lincoln in truth fought for and against slavery depending on the situation. However, Southerners strongly believed Lincoln was anti-slavery. So before Lincoln even entered the office seven states had already seceded. These states included the following: South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. Lincoln was moderate towards slavery at first, but many congressmen agreed that the South was becoming too strong and slavery should not be
Gen. Barksdale The willingness of men like General Barksdale to accept emancipation and restoration of the union after the war wasn't a strong desire to do so. The North wanted to end slavery and as an outcome the south wanted to secede. This greatly increased the risk of war, it was regarded as an act of rebellion, and treason. General Barksdale and his men didn’t want to end slavery because it was good for their economy and the slaves help with the farming of tobacco and cotton. Slaves could be rented, traded or sold to pay debts. Ownership of more than a handful of slaves bestowed respect and contributed to social position.
The controversy over slaves ultimately led to the secession. Abraham Lincoln thinks slavery is wrong and he wants to stop it from spreading. Earlier, he had warned that slavery could separate a nation. In the 1860 election Lincoln is elected, but southerners are worried he will end slavery forever. Southern states start to secede because they are worried. First South Carolina succeeds, then North, Texas, and then Florida too. They give themselves a new name called the Confederate States of America. (Wise...)
The abolitionist movements were all based in the north. People were not allowed to have slaves in the North, but the Northerners still had to return run-away slaves. After Butler’s declare that the slaves were contraband of war, everything changed (Goodheart 5). The slaves now had some sense of legal security in the North now that the people were not obligated to turn in runaway slaves. Slaves throughout the south fled to the Union and they finally had hope of freedom. The success and usefulness along with the seemingly never ending war spurred the writing of the Emancipation Proclamation. This was the most significant change in slavery that occurred during the war. The proclamation freed all the slaves in the Confederate states and was the start of social equality. This brings me back to the point that slavery was not the core cause of the Civil War. It was only after war that slavery in the south was truly threatened. Before the war started, slavery was no longer spreading but it was not shrinking either. The slave states also had protection against slaves running away to free states, but lost this protection during the war. The war was the beginning of the end for slavery but slavery was not the beginning of the Civil
During the eighteenth century, the opposition to slavery prior to forming the United States became increasingly stronger between the Northern and Southern territories. Prior to the 1830s, antislavery societies began to emerge from every corner to challenge the slave system and to help combat slavery. During this time, people had
The Civil War was a great deal about slavery. Slavery was overwhelmingly the cause for example, the "states' right" always mentioned seems to have been the right to have slaves. IMHO. If you wanted to stop the war you needed to stop slavery. Back to the beginning of the nation, slavery
The southerners defended slavery, being heavily invested. While the northerners did terrible things, using young children and women in unhealthy working conditions. The North saw slavery as a running society, while the south wanted no contradiction and thought they were doing a good thing for the blacks. The south assumed they could not live without slavery and wanted war to reserve the right to own slaves. In 1820, the Missouri Compromise started, free and slave states were threatened. Steven Douglas gave the right for slave owners the right to capture slaves. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln became president he was against the idea of
Abolitionist’s Movement Elizabeth Knack HIST101: American History to 1877 Dr. Barry Shollenberger August 5, 2015 Prior to the 1830s most antislavery activists focused on gradual emancipation. Most of these activists were Southern whites, who thought that it would progressively wither away. Only black abolitionists demanded an immediate end to slavery. The abolitionist movement called for the end of slavery and had existed in one form or another since colonial times; the early case had been stated most consistently by the Quakers. Most Northern states abolished slavery after the War for Independence, reacting to moral concerns
The Civil War was a time of fighting within the United States brought on by many events including the Missouri Compromise, abolition movement, presidential election of 1860, secession of Southern states, and other occurrences. Most Southern states seceded from the Union, forming the Confederate States of America. The big divide stemmed from the differing positions on slavery. The North had been gradually abolishing slavery and did not depend on such free labor in the way the South did. The agricultural dependant economy of the South relied on African American labor. Therefore, each side feared the stance the government would take on the issue of slavery and how that would affect the economy and politics of the nation. From 1861 to 1865, the
Sectional conflict between the North and South was the very platform of the birth of the Civil War. Slavery was a prominent dispute that played a large role in the differences throughout the U.S. at this time, but there were other causes as well including economic and social differences and the election of Abraham Lincoln. In the midst of various events in the 1850s, it was the southern secession that began the true separation of the Union and the Confederacy, which showed the reality and quickness of the arrival of the Civil War in the United States.