An Analysis Of Uncle Tom's Cabin, By Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Despite all the federal government’s attempts, the Civil War proved to be inevitable. Many events built up to the Civil War and fueled tensions between the North and the South. Forty years prior to the official start of the Civil War, events were occurring that would impact and lead up to the Civil War. However, even from the start of the nation, the social and economic between the North and the South was antagonistic. The North was more focused on industry, while the South was focused more on agriculture. Some events in the early 1800s that lead to the Civil War were the Missouri Compromise, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Kansas Nebraska Act, Dred Scott and his sue for freedom, and the election of 1860. Starting in 1819, the…show more content…
The Missouri Compromise was a compromise that admitted Missouri to the union as a slave state and Maine as a free state. This kept the balance between slave states and free states. However, the compromise also declared that no slave states were to be permitted above the 36°30’ line that would stretch to the Pacific. This resulted in division among the United States. Another event that assisted the Civil War was Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. It was published in 1852 and opened the eyes of many Northerners to the reality of the life of slaves. This compelled a sense of compassion and was a call to action for the North. Uncle Tom’s Cabin resulted in violence in the Kansas Nebraska Act. The Act stated that the people of Kansas and Nebraska would decide whether to permit slavery. Many people, both proslavery and antislavery, rushed to the states in order to assure that the states would be admitted for their cause. This erupted in violence which
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