For many years, since the first colonies, people have used slaves as free labor and to get the work they needed done without paying them. Slaves were free. They had owners. Since they were owned, no one cared how they were treated. Slaves were not treated as humans.
That is why Lincoln continued to say that his goal was not to abolish slavery, it was to keep the union together. Lincoln soon learned that neither would come fast or easy. The conflict between the north and the south grew quickly for a number of reasons. For Lincoln and the rest of the north, the main reason for fighting the war was to preserve, and keep together the union. However many thought they were fighting to end slavery.
The North and South both had very different opinions on the issue of slavery, the North thinking that slavery was a terrible thing, and the South wanting it to stay. The North thought that slavery needed to be abolished, while the South thought it should stay, though they both thought that what they were doing was right and just. First of all, the North wanted slavery to be abolished due to it making humans dehumanized and forced to be treated like animals. In the first document Lincoln says, “when this Government was first established, it was the policy of its founders to prohibit the spread of slavery into the new Territories of the United States, where it had not existed.” This shows that Lincoln does not want slavery to continue spreading,
The northern states did not want slavery and the Southern states did. Due to the civil War there was hundreds of thousands wounded fighting for what they believed. That issue caused a divide that still affects the country till this day. The 13th amendment freed the black slaves, but did not give them citizenship. That is why they put the 14th amendment in place to give blacks citizenship
This one was without a doubt the most important reason. The South had a huge success with selling cotton and people often owned huge plantations. The people who owned the farms hired slaves to farm and collect the cotton, that way they could make their cash. (Document A.)The North however wanted to abolish, or get rid of slavery. Fearful of losing their businesses, Texans decided to fight.
When the United States won the US-Mexican war, The U.S was in possession of present day Utah, California, and New Mexico. This expanded the United States all the way to the Pacific Coast. With that in mind, Missouri requested to enter the Union as a slave state, It was going to upset the balance of slave and free states. Congress in desperation to keep the state 's unified, passed an amendment allowing Missouri entrance as a slave states. Congress, to keep the balance, allowed Maine to enter as a free state.
They realized the presence of slavery was endangered. The political leaders from the South saw that slavery drove the southern economy, and if the North did abolish slavery that their economy would be severely damaged. Also, the North, with an increasing population, was beginning to take control of the legislature. The South understood they need to take action. William Halcomb, a physician in the South, thought the only thing the South had left to do was to secede.
On the other hand, the North became industrialized because of the Industrial Revolution, and the Northerners thought that the slavery would impede the growth of capitalism and the unification of the whole country. The South wanted to keep slavery, while the North wanted to abolish slavery. Slavery became the main reason for the war between the South and the North, which it was the Civil War.
For a long time many northerners were opposed to the idea of slavery. To the north slavery was morally wrong. It wasn’t that they felt that they were equal humans because many northerners were still racist, but the slaves were taking away jobs that could be used a paying jobs for whites. The people up North especially felt that the immigrants coming in could go south and use the jobs on the plantations and stay away from their northern factory jobs. Another big debate which made the north dislike slavery was that whenever a new territory was acquired the southern slave’s states would want it to expand slavery while the north wanted it to expand their businesses.
The North was distracted from the reconstruction by corrupt Officials in grants Administration. Those members of the KKK that were lawyers and stuff were the corruption in grants administration. The south had a lot to do with killing the reconstruction. All but three of the southern states refused help from the reconstruction (Background 505). So the south really did not like the reconstruction and hated the idea of having african americans as equals.
The north suffered mainly from the political turmoil that was left in the aftermath of the war. The United States had to worry about the readmission of the 11 confederate states, but also had to answer the question on how the United States was going to deal with all these ex-slaves. As slaves were the bread and butter to the southern economy. Many this slaves didn’t know how to make it own
The North was sick of being told that they were not protecting blacks in the South and neglected them. The South killed Reconstruction because of their resistance over the North’s help, and their corrupt ideas for reconstructing the
Both the North and the South feared the other winning majority vote and forcing their ideals onto the other. The South was concerned the North would abolish slavery and ruin their economy, while the North was immensely against the expansion of creating for slave states and the multifaction of slavery. This
The American Civil War was the war that ended slavery. The civil war was known as one of the bloodiest and deadliest conflicts the United States had ever seen. The loss of life was an estimated amount of 620,000 men. It lasted four years, from April 12, 1861, through May 9, 1865. However, while slavery was a major cause of the American Civil War, there were several other major factors.
Constitutionally the North preferred a loose understanding of the United States Constitution, and they sought to grant the federal government amplified powers. The South desired to reserve all vague powers to the separate states themselves. The South trusted upon slave labor on behalf of their economic wellbeing, and the economy for the North was not