The Background And Causes Of Anebellum And The Antebellum

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The Emancipation proclamation has a certain background and series of events which lead to it. The Antebellum means the occurrence or existence of events before a certain war, mainly the civil war. During the civil war, there was about 750,000 soldiers who lost their lives. The war was started to maintain a union but ended up being a struggle in getting rid of slavery. The Mexican American war lasted from 1846 to 1847, and because of it, the wish that the U.S had for manifest destiny was visible. Ralph Waldo Emerson believed that wars only led to more wars. When the South won, there were issues over the new lands that were acquired. The issues led to disputes that exploded into the civil war. The Nat Turner rebellion took place in 1831, and created a great amount of stress for whites. Nat Turner and other slaves killed his owner and family, and looked for more slaves to support them. They did not spare anyone, and killed many including children. He did not believe in mercy for them, and cut off some heads and bodies. Because of Nat Turner’s rebellion, Governor John Floyd decided that slavery must end. He saw that abolishing slavery was the only solution to keep these rebellions from occurring. “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, by Harriet Beecher Stowe was published in a magazine that demonstrated antislavery in June 1851 to April 1852. It was later published in a book. It was important because it made people split and believe differently, as well as it gave a demonstration of slavery

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