During the Civil War each side had some advantages and disadvantages. Before the Civil War there was the election of 1860, President Lincoln was elected president. The south knew that Lincoln wanted to abolish slavery, so the south seceded from the union. Then there was the attack on Fort Sumter, and the war began. “The war that ensued started at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, on April 12, 1861, and lasted four years”(Confederate.., pg1).
With the passage of a harsher fugitive slave law as a part of the Compromise of 1850, the abolitionist movement became even more fervent in its efforts to halt slavery as abolitionists assisted runaways, abused slave catchers, and outright did not follow the federal law, even in the face of federal marshalls. As a result of this outright defiance of federal law, southerners’ connotations of the abolitionist movement being associated with the entire northern population were further solidified. In conjunction with the lack of enforcement of the fugitive slave law, southerners increasingly viewed the violent confrontations in Kansas as an outright effort to uproot slavery and its expansion. In an act of defiance against Stephen Douglas’s popular sovereignty established in the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, abolitionists flooded into Kansas and Nebraska in an effort to incorporate both states as free states and directly halt the expansion of slavery into the territories. Violence and bloodshed broke out as pseudo-militia groups attacked one another in a low scale civil war.
The Trail of Tears left by the Cherokee Indians “Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race.” -― Martin Luther King Jr The Trail of Tears helped the Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion lead to the Civil War in many ways. The Trail of Tears caused more tension to rise in the United States.
The Reconstruction Era lasted from 1865-1877 and the United states was experiencing massive transformation. President Lincoln had been planing for Reconstruction but was Assassinated one week after the War ended. Lincoln’s Vice President, Andrew Johnson took over presidency and shortly continued Lincoln 's ideas. Johnson then announced his own plan for Reconstruction in May of 1865. Reconstruction was a challenging and lengthy time period dealing with Lincoln’s plan, Johnson 's plan, and the Ku Klux Klan.
Andrew Jackson was the 7 president of the United States from 1829 to 1837. He was elected by popular vote and he sought to act as the direct representative of the common man. He received sporadic education and read law for two years. He engaged in brawls and killed a man in a duel. He was a major general in the war of 1812 and he was born in 1767 in the Carolinas.
Abstract Slavery provided America with a wide range of labor, and fortune. Ideals from Christianity, and Revolution forced many to grapple with the idea of ending it. Throughout the antebellum era politicians debated the merits allowing the people of territories themselves to decide whether slavery would be prohibited or permitted. This solution created a host of problems. From the establishment of the Northwest and Southwest territories, to the Louisiana Purchase, the annexation of Texas, the acquisition of the Mexican Cession, and finally the debate over Kansas and Nebraska, the extension of slavery confounded politicians.
In South, torn between the economic benefits of slavery and the moral and constitutional issues raised, and white Southerners grew more and more defensive. They argued that black people were incapable of caring for themselves. They said that slavery was a benevolent institution that kept them fed, clothed, and occupied. Most Northerners did not doubt that black people being inferior to whites, but they did doubt the benevolence of slavery. The Civil War changed the future of the United States.
Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president of the United States, was our 1st president to get assassinated. He attending the play Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. before he was shot in the back of his head by the well known theatre actor John Wilkes. Even Though, John was from the south and supported them throughout the war that doesn’t justify him shooting and killing Lincoln. This is not justified because, Lincoln was a big factor in the South surrendering and losing the war, which soon engaged the emancipation proclamation which freed all slaves in america. Being born in Maryland John was a huge slave supporter.
One, in particular, would be the North’s abundance of soldiers. Edwin C. Bearss claims, “The South lost the Civil War because of a number of factors. It was inherently weaker in the various essentials to win a military victory in the North. The north had a population of more than twenty-two million people to the South’s nine and a half million of whom four and a half million were slaves”. With the North having more people to go to war with, it was clear their army would be able to defeat the South.
Lincoln told Meade to not let the enemy escape. Meade let the enemy slip away to safety. There were 32,000 Confederate and 23,000 Union deaths in the battle of Gettysburg. Abraham was angry, but he knew he was expecting too much from the old general. General Meade fired go and Abe hired Ulysses S. Grant for General.
The civil war was one of the biggest battles in american history. America’s worst clash of army’s,The civil war (1861-65) made the union against the confederate states. ”In the spring of 1861, decades of simmering tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including states’ rights versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War. ””In 1854, the U.S. Congress passed the KANSAS-NEBRASKA Act, which essentially opened all new territories to slavery by asserting the rule of popular sovereignty over congressional edict.”
When they arrived in Lawrence, Kansas they overturned the town, destroyed many printing presses, and burned down the “Governor’s” house. The violence in Kanas began in 1854 and continued thru 1861. When the attack on Lawrence is answered by John Brown and his four sons and few others on the anti-slavery side strike back. They attack several pro slavery settlers at Pottawatomie and
Booth assassinated president Lincoln t at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C in 1864. The 16th president was assassinated for doing his job. The assassination was unjust because he was so great to his country. By preserving the union during the civil war. Which eventually led to the freeing of the slaves ; the Emancipation Proclamation.
Brief Summary Ulysses S. Grant’s armies approached on Vicksburg, surrounding the city and entrapping a Confederate army under Lt. Gen. John Pemberton. On July 4, Vicksburg surrendered after prolonged siege operations. This was the climax of one of the most brilliant campaigns of the war. With the loss of Pemberton’s army and this critical fortress on the Mississippi River, the Confederacy was effectively split in half. Grant’s triumph in the West raised by his reputation, leading eventually to his arrangement as General-in-Chief of the Union armies.