The Civil War is known to be one of the bloodiest wars in American history due to the amount of men lost, which happens to be the most deaths to ever occur out of any other war. To make sense of why the Civil War started, you have to understand the events that took place years before. These conflicts led to what we now know as the Civil War. The first big conflict was the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. This act enforced the return of runaway slaves to their masters. This slave act was enforced throughout the United States, which meant no matter where a runaway slave was, whether it be in the North or the South, they would be returned to their plantation. This act was a big problem because it also caused many slave catchers to come to the North, capture free African Americans, take them to court, and judge would rule them a slave because they would get ten dollars if they ruled them a slave. Of course the judge wanted money, so they would rule them slaves and the freed African Americans would be put to work as a slave, since African Americans couldn’t testify in court. People were not allowed to interfere with a slave catch, or help and hide runaway slaves. Usually abolitionists were the ones to help, and if they were caught they would be faced with cruel punishments. Since people were scared of the consequences of helping an African American, many people from the North were furious seeing a free African American taken into slavery, and not being able to do anything about it due
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Convinced that no common ground could be shared with one another, the process of disunion between the North and the South in American began promptly after the news of Abraham’s election reached the South in 1860. On December 20, 1860, a special convention in South Carolina voted unanimously to withdraw from the Union, followed by the secession of six other states: Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. Representatives from these seceded states met in 1861 and announced their new nation as the Confederate States of America, immediately seizing arms and forts within their boundaries. After Buchanan refused to yield Fort Sumter to the rebels, Confederates fired at an unarmed merchant ship with troops and supplies, forcing it to turn back. Subsequently, the Crittenden Compromise, which guaranteed the permanent existence of slavery in the slave states as well as reestablished the Missouri Compromise line, was proposed, but ultimately failed due to the lack of Republican support. Newly inaugurated President Abraham Lincoln then sent a relief expedition to the fort, which was combatted with Confederate bombardment for two days, forcing the Union to surrender on April 14, 1861. With the immediate mobilization of the North and secession of four more slave states from the Union (Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee), the Civil War of America had now begun. As two opposing sides, both the Union and the Confederacy possessed their own advantages
The social and economic divisions between the north and south, eventually led to a civil war.However what could have become the swift end of it?When going through the causes and effects of the civil war, they’ve could've been easily solved by just making peace with each other or came up with another to make peace.Continuing to explaining what could have been stopped and saved in the following paragraphs.
The Civil War was the war that divided the young American nation into two opposing sides. One side being the North, also called the Union, and the second side being the South, also called the Confederacy. The root cause of why the South seceded from the Union has been debated and argued since the beginning of the war in 1861. Most people argue that the argument, between the North and the South, over slavery was the main reason why the South left the Union. However, the issue has to be more complex than just the issue with slavery. The root cause of the of the South secession from the Union was a combination of the South’s aggravation and fear over their dependence on the North for their economic prosperity and their dependence on slavery for a highly profitable economy.
The causes of the Civil War were complex and have been controversial since the country began. Some causes include; states’ rights, economics, and slavery. The most recognizable and popular cause is slavery. The freeing of the slaves was an important moral issue at the time and one of the greatest causes of the civil war. "It was only by carefully avoiding the moral issue involved in slavery that Northerners and Southerners could meet on any common ground." (Goldston, 79). The time came in which our great country would finally address the moral issue of slavery. Although there are many different causes to the American Civil War, the main cause was slavery because other causes are rooted in the issue of slavery.
Today, one main subject still debated by historians is the primary cause of the Civil War. Most people will argue that the indisputable reason for the War was centered on slavery. While slavery definitely played a significant role in the Civil War, it was not the only cause of the war. The essential cause of the Civil War consisted of an ongoing political battle between the States’ Rights versus the Federal Rights. Due to the political battle, other probable reasons for the Civil War began to develop such as slavery and the differences in the Northern and Southern economies.
The Civil War was a battle between the north and south, and most people assume the reason the civil war happened was just that of slavery. This is true but most people don’t truly know what really started the Civil War 40 years earlier than the war started. The Civil War was truly started by one thing alone, the Missouri Compromise of 1812. The Civil War was an event caused by the Missouri compromise and all the ripples are created through the 40 years after. After the Missouri Compromise and its good job of holding the balance in the House, and Senate, but failed to keep people from speaking out against what it did, making political leaders speak up and battle between this compromise making one half of the country are prejudice group. It
The Civil War, which started in April 1861, marked a defining moment in United States history. The opposing forces that were in the Civil War were the Unions, Confederates, and the Cherokee Indians. The Unions and the Confederates believed in different things. The Confederates believed that it was okay to own people while the Unions believed that owning people was wrong. While the Cherokee Indians were split, some went the the Union side while others went to the Confederates side.
The American Civil War, which began in 1861 to 1865, has gone down in history as the one of the most significant events to have ever occurred in the United States of America, thus far. At that time, questions had arose wondering how the United States ever got so close to hitting rock bottom, especially being that it was a conflict within the country itself. Hostility steadily grew through the years dividing the nation further and further, and finally leading to the twelfth day in April 1861 in Fort Sumter, North Carolina. The American Civil War was an irrepressible battle and aside from the obvious physical effects of the war, the disagreement over states rights, the act of slavery, and the raising of tariffs played crucial roles in the
Fredrick Douglass’s story was influence public opinion about slavery because Douglass joined the American Anti Slavery Society in 1841 as an agent. While in the American Anti Slavery Society he would be in charged to travel and deliver speeches, distribute pamphlets and get subscribers to the Liberator. He traveled the country for four years until 1845 when he found himself in a dangerous situation as a fugitive slave. During many years Fredrick Douglass was traveling and many people didn’t believe him anything that he was a fugitive slave. They didn’t believe him because he knew how to read and write. The Compromise of 1850 was a collection of Congressional legislation proposed by Kentucky Senator
Interpreting the consequences and causations of the American Civil war is a complex and multifarious issue that is defined by two predominant archetypes, the revisionist and fundamentalist viewpoints. The multiple revisionist viewpoints emphasize different interpretations of the origins and significance of the Civil War such as a Southern constitutional viewpoint, politics, economics, sectional differences between the North and South, or the great slave power conspiracy. Moreover, while some of these arguments are compelling the revisionist approach is insufficient in elucidating the incipient sectional tensions, during the 1850s, that brought about the American Civil War. Furthermore, the most efficacious way for historians to interpret the American Civil war is through a lens of multiple causality that focuses predominately on a fundamentalist approach. Consequently, slavery served as the central nexus and catalyst that enflamed the sectional tensions of the North, and South.
The Civil War in the United States of America is one of the most frequently studied wars of any in American History. This terrible war put brothers from the North against brothers from the South and the result was both awful and catastrophic. When counting the dead and wounded on both sides, including the destruction of houses, farms, and the livelihood of people on both sides, the Civil War was the most terrible and bloodiest war in American History. There were many issues that sparked the beginning of the American Civil War, including moral, political and economic aspects but the defining issue was slavery.
The civil War started on April 12th 1861. It was on an argument between the North and the South. The Northern economy depended on productions while the Southern economy was dependent on cultivation, which had to do with slavery because they would not do or pay taxes. The North wanted to completely get rid of slavery which would have destroyed and completely ruin the southern economy. The North also threatened the Southern way of life by trying to abolish slavery, the north thought african americans were less than humans, but that was the Southern culture which the north tried to ruin. When Abraham Lincoln was elected to the presidency on November 6, 1860, Lincoln won without any votes from any of the southern states.
The Roman Republic was a system of procedures formed by tradition; there was no written constitution or legally binding legislation. Precedent and consensus set procedure creating the parameters for acceptable behaviour. However, it was near the end of the 2nd century BC, where the system began to deteriorate and fall, ultimately causing the civil war in 49 BC. The boundaries of acceptable behaviour were stretched by politicians such as Caesar and Pompey and as a result new perilous precedents were set. Violence along with the use of an army became a political tool in the domestic, political sphere. The civil war laid on the foundations that constitutional methods proved ineffective in the face of an inadequate aristocratic government and therefore Caesar and the senate lead by Pompey used violence and rebellion against each other in an attempt to stabilise the administrative system of government and essentially control Rome. Caesar himself ignited the civil war as a result of the unstable Roman Republic, major events such as rebellion and revolts, senate and the political sphere and the breakdown of the triumvirate, which fuelled the motive for civil war. The corrupted Roman system alongside with personal issues and disagreements became the catalyst for the civil war of 49 BC and consequently set the parameters for the new dictatorial Roman world.
Did you know that in the Civil War, America lost the most men ever? After four years and over 600,000 American lives, the Union (North) prevailed in wearing down and forcing the Confederacy (South) to surrender. Eli Whitney’s cotton gin, the Missouri Compromise, and the Dred Scott case contributed greatly to the Civil War. After the Civil War, the Southern economy was devastated with millions of homeless, while the northern economy boomed.
The Civil War was a very critical event in American History. It started by many disagreements between the North and the South. For blacks as for other Americans, the Civil War was a strong voice preaching the needs for devotion and allegiance to form a justified nation. After the war ended there were many results that would forever linger throughout America and the world.