Civil War Paper Many years leading up to and through the Civil War, whether or not slavery should be abolished was a major debate among politicians and common folk alike. One of the many debates going around was the similarities or differences—depending on which side you took—between indentured servants and black slaves. Some argued that indentured servants were there by their own free will, and therefore preserved their liberty; and that slavery a black man was forced upon them, and thereby did not preserve their liberty, which according to the Declaration of Independence, was owed to every man. While some argued that slavery of a black man was not, in fact, wrong, pointing to the similarities between the two. Some pointed out that the U.S. Constitution, through the way it dictates the people be governed, allows slavery, and creates guidelines by which slavery is managed; while others point to the declaration of independence, saying that it grants its freedoms to all people, regardless of race, and that you can’t separate the Constitution from the Declaration of Independence. Abolitionists argued that since slavery violates the Declaration of Independence, it should be abolished through the power of congress; while those in favor of slavery claimed that the central government should not hold that power and that the states should regulate what is permitted inside their borders. In 1828, Congress passed a tariff labeled the Tariff of Abominations, which put a tax on anything imported from out of the country. Because Europe was able to sell goods to the South at prices the North could not match, it forced the South to pay higher prices for goods from the north, suppressing the Southern economy and helping the North. This put the South in uproar and in 1832, Congress lowered the tariff, but it was unsatisfactory to many in the South. In 1833, South Carolina declared that the tariff was unconstitutional and nullified it inside its borders. Later that year Congress passed both a force bill, which authorized the President to use military force to enforce the tariff, and a new compromise tariff, which was satisfactory to South Carolina. South Carolina repealed its nullification ordinance later that year. During that time John C. Calhoon resigned as Vice President under Andrew Jackson. Their views clashed over nullification, Calhoon believed that if a state didn’t like a federal law, it could nullify it; Jackson thought that only Congress could nullify a federal law The Kansas-Nebraska act of 1854, created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opened new lands for settlement and repealed the Missouri Compromise; and it led to the bleeding of Kansas, a series of violent political confrontations between 1854 and 1861. It allowed white male settlers to determine whether or not it would be a free or slave-territory. The result was that masses of pro and anti-slavery people flooded into Kansas with the goal of voting up or voting down slavery. The act was designed by Senator Stephen A. Douglas. He hoped that the act would ease the debate over slavery and that he would not have to choose a side on the issue. Kansas had banned slavery until the act reopened it, causing much uproar in the north saying that the rich slave-owners would buy up all the good land and leave the leftovers to everyone else. Most of the first immigrants were from Missouri, the settled pro-slavery towns such as leavensworth and Atchison. Soon after, many northerners came and settled in Kansas, helped by the New England Immigrant Aid Company; they procured many towns such as Lawrence, Topeka and Manhattan. A rumor spread in the South that thousands of northerners were arriving in Kansas; many believed this false rumor and in 1854 thousands of armed southerners known as ‘Border Ruffians’ poured into Kansas mostly from Missouri. They swayed the vote to
continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
January 23, 2012
Historical Research Essay:
Abraham Lincoln- Emancipation Proclamation
As the glowing sun set over the bloody fields of Antietam, the Civil War became a different War. Five days after the battle at Antietam was won, armed with pen and paper, Abraham Lincoln changed the war when he issued, one of the most important and controversial documents in America history, the Emancipation Proclamation. Congress and the northern states were urging emancipation. Escaped…
had their own country.
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The Balfour Declaration was a product of years of careful negotiation. After centuries of living in a diaspora, the 1894 Dreyfus Affair in France shocked Jews into realizing they would not be safe from arbitrary antisemitism unless they had…
Artist Research Paper
Students will research any artist of their choice. The research should include the following information:
Students should summarize, not copy from the internet:
• The paper should cover the life of the artist
• Information about the artist style
• Include and example of their work. Include the name, title, media, and the size
• Include the significance of learning about this artist and how it inspired you and your work.
• Work Cited information…
Before Lincoln even assumed the presidency, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Texas, and Louisiana had joined South Carolina in the Confederacy (the Deep South). After the battle at Fort Sumter, which set off the war, the states of the upper South also seceded.
Start of the war
Believes that no state has the right to secede, but the federal government has no authority to stop them.
Proposed by John Crittenden from Kentucky. He suggests an amendment…
borrowing money to make up the difference.
The deficit spending increases the public debt
a. Congress now has the power to create legal currency in the United States. This creates a
more stable economy
Congress did not create legal paper money until 1862
This power to print money was challenged in the courts but finally upheld by the
Supreme Court in 1871 and 1884
The Other Expressed Powers
1. Foreign Policy…
At the close of the Second World War, a community of many nations formed a body to prevent the horrors of that war being repeated. This international body was called the United Nations, and along with its Charter, its member nations sought to protect and insure the rights of persons everywhere, regardless of any distinguishing characteristics such as race, creed, color, nationality, sex, age, etc. The finished product was a document titled “The Universal Declaration of…
HISTORY FINAL EXAM PREP: The Cold War
1) What was the most important factor that led to the rise of the cold war?
Wanted to invade France but the US wasn’t ready ( Battle of Stalingrad 1942) Soviets asked again in 1943 and US didn’t, Stalin started doubting the US
Second Front Controversy: Manhattan project- creation of the atomic bomb (Sec ret project), didn’t ask Soviet Union to have their scientists help, or input, US and Great Britain excluded Soviets because they did not trust them. Stalin…
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America and the World