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While slavery is generally cited as the main cause for the war, other political and cultural differences between the North and the South certainly contributed. Below we will discuss some of these differences and how they created a divide between the North and the South that eventually caused the Civil War.
Farming In the mids, the economies of many northern states had moved away from farming to industry. A lot of people in the North worked and lived in large cities like New York, Philadelphia, and Boston. The southern states, however, had maintained a large farming economy and this economy was based on slave labor.
While the North no longer needed slaves, the South relied heavily upon slaves for their way of life. States' Rights The idea of states' rights was not new to the Civil War.
Since the Constitution was first written there had been arguments about how much power the states should have versus how much power the federal government should have.
The southern states felt that the federal government was taking away their rights and powers. Expansion As the United States continued to expand westward, each new state added to the country shifted the power between the North and the South.
Southern states began to fear they would lose so much power that they would lose all their rights. Each new state became a battleground between the two sides for power. Slavery At the heart of much of the South's issues was slavery.
The South relied on slavery for labor to work the fields.
Many people in the North believed that slavery was wrong and evil. These people were called abolitionists.
They wanted slavery made illegal throughout the United States. This made the South fearful that their way of life would come to an end.
Bleeding Kansas The first fighting over the slavery issue took place in Kansas. Inthe government passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act allowing the residents of Kansas to vote on whether they would be a slave state or a free state. The region was flooded with supporters from both sides. They fought over the issue for years.
Several people were killed in small skirmishes giving the confrontation the name Bleeding Kansas. Eventually Kansas entered the Union as a free state in Abraham Lincoln was a member of the new anti-slavery Republican Party. He managed to get elected without even being on the ballot in ten of the southern states.
The southern states felt that Lincoln was against slavery and also against the South. Secession When Lincoln was elected, many of the southern states decided they no longer wanted to be a part of the United States.
They felt that they had every right to leave. Starting with South Carolina, eleven states would eventually leave the United States and form a new country called the Confederate States of America.
Abraham Lincoln said they did not have the right to leave the United States and sent in troops to stop the South from leaving. The Civil War had begun.A century and a half after the war ended, Americans still fundamentally disagree about slavery’s role in the Civil War and what to teach schoolchildren about it, according to a new McClatchy.
Throughout this essay we shall discuss the issue of slavery, statesвЂ™ rights, '' American expansion into western lands, economic gaps and its effect on the inevitable Civil War. Slavery Slavery was the core of the North and also SouthвЂ™s conflict. Slavery Was the Primary Cause of the Civil War The American Civil War, also known as the War Between the States, the War of Rebellion, or the War for the Southern Independence, began on April 12, In the history of the United States, African Americans have always been discriminated against.
Unit 5 – Essay 3 Slavery will always be remembered as one of this country’s greatest tragedies.
Slavery was never going to be an event that would end with the stroke of a pen (Emancipation Proclamation), or an exchange of words. The difference in stand concerning slavery between the northern and southern states resulted in an outbreak of the Civil War.
Nevertheless, slavery was a ticking bomb in the United States dating as early as the s when the earliest movements against slavery . The Civil War was fought for slavery, economy, and State’s Rights.
During the s election,the topic of slavery brought many political tensions to the Republicans and Democrats. The Republicans was an anti-slavery party.