The Bloodiest Conflict Of The American Civil War

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The bloodiest conflict in American history is the American Civil War. Prior to the war, there were many important events that triggered the conflict between the proslavery forces in the South and antislavery forces in the North. The Missouri Compromise of 1820, the Mexican American War, the Industrial Revolution, the Compromise of 1850, the Abolitionist Movement, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry, and the election of Abraham Lincoln were some of the events that contributed to the start of the Civil War. In the following, I will discuss these events in order of their importance and explain their significance in the struggle between the opposing slavery ideologies of the North and the South. The Industrial Revolution in the North allowed feelings of differences arise against the agrarian South prior to the Civil War. According to my class lecture, the North shifted from labor based production, such as human, animal, or natural power sources, to machine driven production. They also relied on wage laborers and not slaves. At the same time cotton plantations boomed in production in the Southern states and they continued to use slave labor to harvest the cotton. Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin in 1793 contributed in start of the cotton industry that profited both the North and the South. The southern cotton plantations worked with the northern textile manufacturers to make a profitable business. The North was also ahead in the
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