The South seceded in part out of growing awareness of its minority in the nation. The Union held twenty-three states, including four border slave states, while the Confederacy had eleven. Ignoring
One of them was that they were the first to fall in a line of dominoes in which more and more states of the south will open their eyes and secede from the Union. As said by WIECEK, WILLIAM M “In it, the Carolinian accused the free states of violation or half hearted enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Acts, tolerating abolitionists agitation, and electing a presidential candidate pledged to eventual abolition of slavery therefore South Carolina declared itself an “Independent State, with full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which the independent states may right do” (South Carolina Ordinance of Secession (1860) 1). This quote explains to us that South Carolina seceded and left the union, for these reasons. Now, in that time more states will see and realize that South Carolina was right and that they shouldn’t be the only ones that should leave the union but every slave state should leave the union to create the confederate states of america. This was the beginning of the war and all there was left to do was
The secession occurred due to conflicts between the Northern and Southern states. The Northerners wanted the America to remain united as one nation while the Southerners believed that the formation of Confederate states would enable them to gain equality with the North. Therefore, the major factors that spearheaded the secession from the Union included conflicts on whether to continue or abolish slavery and economic disparities.
Once the war started four more Southern sates joined the confederacy, they included “Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Tennessee. Secessionist governments were established in Missouri and Kentucky, two border states that officially remained in the Union, while the western counties of Virginia rejoined the North. The Confederacy 's capital was moved from Montgomery to Richmond, Virginia, in May 1861, and regular presidential and congressional elections were held in November.” #
Southern states seceded from the Union because of social and economic differences¨The sectional division between North and South began in colonial times and resulted from geographical differences¨ (doc 3). Because of social and
The big behind-the-scenes northern industrialists with their enormous financial resources were making political decisions, and these hardheaded people were not playing for sunflower seeds. They were out to win more enormous wealth and power. The fifteen states in the Southern block were Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia (including what is now West Virginia). These fifteen states comprised all the land in the country where Slave labor could be used profitably in large numbers and to better advantage than white labor. The South had reached its peak of expansion. There were eight million white people and four and a half million Negroes, and nowhere could the South look for additional political strength. In the North there were nineteen million white people and one-forth million Negroes and a vast area of undeveloped territory which was rapidly being settled with people whose economic interests would not be with the South. Against such odds, the South could not hope to hold its own against the Union. On every issue, the South was being and would continue to
The Union was held by a strong central government. A strong central government is defined as a government that’s able to force the states and municipalities to follow the central government's laws. Abe Lincoln did this by not letting the surrounding southern states to secede and simply ignored that they had “succeeded”. When South Carolina “seceded” from
Texas held slaves and didn't want to get rid of them. The confederate wanted the state rights to keep slaves. When Abraham Lincoln, an anti-slavery republican, was elected president in 1860 he had convinced some southerners that slavery would never expand to the new territories. Lincoln also convinced them that if slavery did spread that slavery would be abolished. With that occurring eleven states will succeed from the union and become the confederate.
The states that seceded from the Union were all Southern states that supported the slavery. Their economy depended mostly on agriculture, and the main labor consisted of slavery. One of the first controversies between the North and the South was about the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act which was a law that required the Northern states to assist with returning the fugitive slaves back to their owners (Keene, Cornell, & O’Donnell, 2013.) The Northerners did not react well to this law, and some abolitionist even broke the law and assisted the slaves to pass the borders into Canada. This controversy started the conflict of interests between North and South and for a decade they view each other system as a threat. The Northern states had a larger
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I moved to United Sates of America when I was fourteen years old. It’s not my first time visit to America; I did visit many times before. I used to spend my Christmas break at my cousins place in Austin. During my 9th grade summer Holidays my parents decided to move me to America for my higher studies. It was just me who moved not my parents. I was kind of scared. I had to leave my childhood friends, and I have never been away from my parents. At the same time I was excited to live with my grandparents in America. Finally I moved to US with mixed emotions. I was here a month before school started. During that one month span, my cousins started to give tips on how to make friends in school, how to engage you in conversation and how to not be scared to talk in front of the class. They also gave me an idea of how the school setting is going to be, so that I won’t be surprised or shocked.