The Civil War Of The Southern And Southern States

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Major civil war events took place between 1861 and 1865, which was a contribution of the division of nations. The war was between the southern and northern states. The northern states were not supportive of slavery in comparison to their southern counterparts. Although slavery was a major cause of the split between the north and south, it was not the only reason. The economic status, cultural activities and the position on state rights were also factors contributing to the division among the states. Slavery was a major issue that divided the northern and southern states. In this paper, the focus is on slavery as the divisive factor of the division of the northern and southern states. The civil war began with the election of Abraham…show more content…
There was a major division among the Democrats and the destruction of the Whig party (“7.5 A divided nation”). The Democrats considered themselves as the “white man’s party” and considered the Republicans as being “negro dominated,” even though they had white leaders. The Whig party divided after the Compromise of 1850, which was created in an attempt to resolve disputes over slavery between the north and the south (Whig Party). The political leaders during this period were indecisive on the position to take with regards to the question of slavery. The rise of the Republican Party was after the downfall of the Whig party, and it was in support of the abolition of slavery. Publicizing the issue of slavery was a widespread occurrence during this time. After gaining awareness of the injustices of slavery, people were supportive of ending slavery. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was one of the publications responsible for the rise in the antislavery movements (“7.5 A divided nation”). Due to industrialization in the north, the north was gaining majority seats in the House of Representatives (“Causes of the civil war- A northern perspective”). The Missouri Compromise in 1820 was an attempt to maintain balance between the states in support of and against slavery. The compromise encouraged people in the north to return runaway slaves and did not ban slavery, even in the free territories. There was agreement on the rights of the senate to make laws concerning
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