The American Civil War was a fought within the United States between the North and the South starting from 1861 and ending in 1865. This war was one of the most negative events in American history, yet it helped shape the character of the American individual today. The causes of Civil War can be traced back to tensions that were created early in colonial era. Mainly, the war between the two regions was caused by social, political and economic differences between the South and the North, but it is important to understand that slavery was the root of cause of these differences. Socially, the North and the South were built on different standards. The South was a slave-based community, and people were depended on slaves and accustomed to this way of life. South plantation owners had slaves working for them, and those who could not afford to own slaves would work on their own farm. The North had more immigrants settling in its areas, where labor was needed. Therefore it had a more industrialized society where most people worked in factories. The Northerners opposed to Slavery as an institution in the South, as the Confederate States were the only region in the world that still legalized the ownership of slaves. This angered the Southerners and threatened their way of life. By time, economic differences also developed between the two regions. The Southern states were depended on agriculture rather than industrialization. After the Cotton Gin was invented, it increased the need for slaves and made cotton the chief crop of the South. The South was able to produce most worlds’ supply of cotton. This increased the South's dependence on the plantation system and its vital component, slavery. However, the North was prospering industrially. The North depended on factories and industrialized businesses. In addition, many of the new immigrants settled north, while very few settled south. This allowed the North to grow industrially, while making the South more hostile towards them. Southern economy opposed high taxes, as manufacturing was limited. But the Northern states accepted high taxes to protect its products from cheap foreign competition. Another major problem that occurred was the competition between the North and South for more land. The expansion of America due to the lands obtained from the Louisiana Purchase and with the Mexican war, it caused the issue of whether new states would become free or slavery. This decision was important not only for the individual state making the decision but for the country as a whole. In December of 1818, a bill was placed into the hands of congressman to allow Missouri to be admitted as an independent state of the United State. The bill wanted Missouri to be permitted to have slaves. The Northern representatives did not want Missouri to have any slaves. They wanted a free state and any slaves located in the territory of Missouri to be freed. However, the Southern representatives wanted the state to retain their right to have slaves. The on-going debate progressed for the next two years until the creation of Missouri Compromise of 1820, which Missouri enter the union as a slave state, and Maine enter as a free state. Also, no territory above the 30-36 parallel…
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largest ever American Civil War, capturing the start of the war in 1861 and ending 1865.1 “The American Civil War only having a handful, prior and after, smaller civil wars or general interstate resolutions; that gave similar or no anguish to the American hearts within 1861 to 1865 and their 34 to 36 states of USA such as possibly: (1-The Toledo War 1830 [Michigan v. Ohio], 2-The Walton War 1787 [North Carolina v. Georgia], 3-The Red River Bridge War 1920 [Texas v. Oklahoma], 4-The Utah War 1850 [The…
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Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th President of the United States of America in 1860. He was president during the Civil War which began due to a disagreement on slavery between the north and the south. Thanks to Lincoln and his never-ending determination and leadership skills, the north and the south were brought together again after four years of fighting. Lincoln’s death was not in vain because it brought the country back together and ended…
slavery. With this the single greatest change, brought by the Civil War the Thirteenth Amendment entered into the United States Constitution. Slavery was introduced in the late seventeenth century by English settlers for economic reasons. Slavery separated families, harmed many African Americans, and created political dispute in the early stages of development for the United States. Slavery was unfortunately a way of life for many African Americans but the hardships continued even after the Thirteenth Amendment…
detail about their experience through the Civil War was fascinating to me. It made me really think about what I was learning. I really would like to know where they got all the information they presented because they did go into great detail. The woman spinning the wheel with the wool was quite the talker. I loved standing there listening to her talk about different ways that her hobby is unique. You could tell that the woman was very educated on the Civil War topic. Lastly, I enjoyed when the guy gave…
George Meade. Meade served in the Battle of Gettysburg one of the most important battle sin the war. The Confederates efforts to attack the Union army failed. The Union army stood their ground and did not retreat. After 3 days of fighting many of the Confederates soldiers were dead, the Confederates would never try to invade the North again. This meant the Meade had helped in the turning point of the war. In 1864 Lincoln appointed Grant commander in chief of the Union army. Grant was epically helpful…
The American Civil war
This is what I think of the battle of Gettysburg is that it was a great turning point of the war and vengeance that the union army took from what had happened at the battle of Fredericksburg the blood, body covered field from that day. The confederate army led by General Robert E. Lee and Longstreet had a plan to completely destroy the union army defensive line.
This may be the greatest turning point of the civil war, these are the steps on how the…
The American Civil War was a major turning point in the history of the United States. The war between the North and South forged the blueprint for what would become the society we live in today. Arguably, slavery may be the biggest cause for civil war between the North and Southern states. But, there were other fairy large contributing factors to the Civil War.
The Missouri Compromise although its subject was slavery forged a larger divide within the states and sparked the beginnings of…
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The Road to War (1846-1860)
By Clay Williams
The Road to War Timeline
Preamble and Resolutions Adopted
by the Convention of the State of
Mississippi, November 30, 1850. All
documents courtesy Mississippi
Department of Archives and History.
Resolutions of the Legislature of the
State of Mississippi declaring
secession to be the proper remedy
for the Southern States, November
30, 1860. (Senate Journal 1860) All
NOTE: Before starting the Timeline project please refer to the "Example Timeline Matrix" document.
Instructions: Complete the matrix by providing the Time Period/Date(s) in column B, and the Description and Significance of the People/Event(s) to American History in column C. See complete instructions in the Syllabus for the Module 3 assignment entitled. “Timeline Part II.” NOTE: The timeline project does not need to be submitted to turnitin.
NOTE: Please write your answers in a clear and concise…