“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves,” said Abraham Lincoln in reference to the slavery that plagued the Southern states. Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States, observed and protected the Union during the five-year Civil War that devastated the country from 1861 to 1865. Lincoln, however, was not only seen as a heroic leader during this war, but a cause for as to why it began, for many reasons. First, Lincoln’s inaugural address was a cause leading up to the Civil War.
The Civil War was the result of uncompromising differences between the free and slave states over the power to prohibit slavery in the territories that had not yet become states. When Abraham Lincoln won the election in 1860, as the first Republican president on a platform promising to keep slavery out of the territories, seven slave states in the deep South seceded and formed a new nation, the Confederate States of America. Military during the Civil War was off, but equalled out in terms of stats, North having better leadership and South having better weapons. As the United States expanded westward, two new territories were created from the issue of slavery in the United States. The U.S. government let the two new territories decide whether or not to allow slavery.
Former Confederate leaders like Jefferson Davis and Alexander Stephens claimed that the Civil War was fought because of state’s rights and how they wanted to fight back against federal tyranny. After reading the Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War, I agree that the war was fought because of state’s rights. The people in the South wanted to keep slavery and were going to do anything they could to keep slavery. They believe that the government was trying to oppress the South by making them get rid of their slaves.
George Fitzhugh claimed that "The Negro slaves of the South are the happiest the freest people in the world." (Document H). John Brown a major person in the fight to end slavery "led a band of 18 men into Virginia to seize the federal arsenal there, distribute the captured arms to slaves in the area, and create a general slave uprising." (Document I).John Brown was executed and the aftermath of his death made tensions rise betwwen the North and South. "
How the Civil War Came to Be Was the Civil War very “civil” at all? The Civil War had many factors that led into it but there was one major factor that started the war. Slavery was one of the biggest factors in the Civil War. There was a big issue that divided the North and South which was slavery. The wide spread of slavery was a big deal to most Americans; but some were not the biggest fans of the concept.
There are many reasons why the Civil War had started. The main, the biggest reason the Civil war started was because of slavery. The Southerners were afraid that slavery was going to be put to an end. The Civil war had started because of slavery. The Southerners became afraid that their new president Abraham Lincoln a Republican was going to put an end to slavery.
Also, many southerners during the election were unhappy with Lincoln and wanted change. But the political powers of government were very focused on slavery. The South wanted control over the federal government so they had the power to regulate slavery. This drew a growing divide within the nation. The South relied on slave labor and was less industrialization, favored low tariffs, and opposed direct taxation.
The main cause of the American Civil War was slavery and its movement into the western territories of the country. Slavery brought up sectional and economic disagreements between the northern and southern states. In addition, it also brought up contrasting views of the constitution. The unfortunate era of slavery would cause The American Civil War.
Millard Fillmore was our thirteenth president of the United States. He came to office on July 9th, 1850 and held the position until March 4th, 1853. Fillmore was born into a poor family on January 7th, 1800 and worked in a shop as a clothes apprentice. Growing up, Fillmore went to school irregularly and was mostly self taught. When he reached the age of 19 he began to study law and was also active in politics.
The Civil War was an event that was almost inevitable due to the constant fighting and difference amongst the country. There was no equality and most people only decided on things in which they would be benefitted. The country could only endure so much more division before a war would occur. Numerous events such as John Brown’s Raid, The Compromise of 1820 and 1850, and Bleeding Kansas, but the most significant event is the Election of 1860. The Election of 1860 was significant because it was the start of extreme division between the people and the territories.
After the efforts to gain independence from Britain and the creation of the United States of America, eighty years later this union was not so united. When the Civil War broke out in 1861, it was the first time that Americans fought Americans. Among many reasons, the Civil War is known to be a result of the arguments over the delineation of the States’ Rights or the presidential election of Abraham Lincoln. In actuality, the Civil War, the most deadly war in American history, was due to disputes over slavery in the American territories. Therefore, the Civil War was inevitable because of the consequences that occurred one being slavery.
From the North's perspective they couldn't understand why the South would fight for such a ignoble cause. A cause that treated other human beings so inhumanely and unethically. From the South's point of view, they just wanted freedom to govern and live by their own rules and standards. They believed that the Union didn't have a place for them and that they were going to establish themselves as their own entity. Neither the Union or Confederate understood the other's perspective and this power struggle along with the confusion led to America's bloodiest war.
The Compromise of 1850 was a serial publication of laws that attempted to change The territorial and slavery disagreements arising from the Mexican-American War from 1846 to 1848. The five laws, legal philosophy, balanced the interests of the slave states of the South. California turned into a free state. The Texas Lone-Star State received financial help for claiming the lands of the west of the Rio Grande in what is now known as the territory of New Mexico also including what is now known as Arizona and Utah were organized without any specific prohibition of slavery. The slave trade, but not slavery itself was abolished in Washington, D.C.; and the Fugitive Slave law was passed, requiring all U.S. citizens to help in the return of all runaway
Scholars have debated this subject for years, but only three causes come out on top: slavery, states’ rights, and the Dred Scott case (“Causes of the Civil War”). By studying these three key causes, one may find a deeper understanding of arguably the most famous war in US history, the Civil War. One of the most obvious reasons for the Civil War was slavery. Although both the North and the South had slaves, they did not agree about the future of slavery (Sloan). While the North foresaw an end to slavery, the South did not (“Causes of the Civil War”).