Slaves in the early 1800s The slave market in Atlanta, Georgia, 1864
The North of the U.S was mainly against slavery but most people felt apathetic towards slavery. While the south would do anything to defend slavery and tolerate it. During the first part of the 1800's theNorth and the South grew in different ways. In the North cities were centers of wealth and manufacturing. There were many skilled workers. Manufactured products in the south was not common. There were not many skilled workers. Most of the people were farmers. Money came from plantation crops, like cotton, rice, sugar cane and tobacco. Slaves did most of the work on the plantations and inside the house
What led to the outbreak of the bloodiest conflict in the history of North America?A common explanation is that the Civil War was fought over the moral issue of slavery.In fact it was the economics of slavery and political control of that system that was central to the conflict.A key issue was states' rights.The Southern states wanted to assert their authority over the federal government so they could abolish federal laws they didn't support, especially laws interfering with the South's right to keep slaves and take them wherever they wished.
These are the weapons the soldiers This is a famous drawing of the civil war. might have used. Another factor was territorial expansion.The South wished to take slavery into the western territories, while the North was committed to keeping them open to white labor alone.Meanwhile, the newly formed Republican party, whose members were strongly opposed to the westward expansion of slavery into new states, was gaining prominence. The election of a Republican, Abraham Lincoln, as President in 1860 sealed the deal. His victory, without a single Southern electoral vote, was a clear signal to the Southern states that they had lost all influence. Feeling excluded from the political system, they turned to the only alternative they believed was left to them secession, a political decision that led directly to war.
This is what the emancipation This is a famous drawing of Abraham proclamation would have