The Civil War Of Slavery

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In the 1800s the Institution of Slavery became very dominant in the United States, but mainly in the South. Due to the climate and their type of economy, their agriculture productions required a great amount of labor that was performed by the slaves. In the south, “slavery was key to the way of life”1 the majority of the south relied on the slaves to do all of the hard work for them and maximize the profit of their owners. The northern states however had a different type of economy and did not require the work of slaves to maintain their style of living. Their climate as well did not allow them to have an agricultural based economy, the soil in the north was not fertile and the growing season was not long enough for them to have a dominant…show more content…
Through the religious awakening the southerners were supportive of the majority of the changes the evangelical leaders proposed however they did not follow the personal convergence. The northerners did continue with this convergence and were able to recognize the wrongs of the south. This convergence had a great impact on women who sought to create a perfect society. In order to do this they became active in reform movements known as Antebellum Reforms which occurred before the civil war. “The Antebellum movements focused on helping people who couldn’t help themselves like the African American slaves in the south.”1 These movements began in the north and used two reform strategies. The reform strategies “focused on improving individual behaviors which was known as moral suasion, as well as using political action which focused on outlawing the behabiors.”1 This was the beginning of the tension between the north and the south because the south were unwilling to give up their style of living which included the ownership of slaves. As slavery continued to dominant the south and evolve over the years, the slaves themselves began to attack the slavery system they were a part of against their own will. Southerners as well had concerns of slave revolts that could possibly occur at any given moment. This
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