Why The Civil War Was Inevitable?

2465 Words Mar 9th, 2016 10 Pages
In the 1800s, Northerners and Southerners of America fought in a gruesome war to try to end the argument of slavery once and for all. The newly developed country had fought about it for years in terms of geographical, political, and economical issues. However, by the 1860’s the dispute between the North and South had been narrowed down to a very specific foundation – morality. According to the Merriam- Webster dictionary the definition of morality is “beliefs about what is right behavior and what is wrong behavior.” Both the North and the South felt they were morally correct, which is why the civil war was inevitable because neither side could have been satisfied with a geographical or political arrangement. No person or things could change the way the people felt morally – so compromises and physical arrangements would not have an effect on what they believed was ethical. This is the main reason why the civil war was truly started – despite the events that may have shown it to be from an economical or political standpoint. Although some believed that the Civil War was caused by dispute over geographical, political or economical issues, it was really an issue of the North and South both believing that they were morally correct. At the time, the land was being put to good use however people quickly began to bring the issue of slavery up in terms of geography. In 1820, the Missouri Compromise was passed to try and keep peace between slaveholders and non-slave holders. The…
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