Notably, economic causes were major predicaments during the American civil war. These were the grounds of the civil war that affected the two regions in many ways. Within time, economic variations developed vastly between the two parts of the two regions. The Southern states depended much on farming than in industrialization. After the invention of the Cotton Gin, there as a greater necessity for persons and property, thus this made cotton the chief year’s produce of the South.
Prior to the invention of the cotton gin, slavery was actually dying out in the southern United States due to how labor intensive the removal of seeds from cotton had become. Due to increased productivity, cotton became a cash crop in the South
America feared that these interferences between trade routes would cause an unstable economy. Economically dependent countries struggled as there wasn’t a way for them to receive imports. However the United States economy flourished there was an excess of jobs in factories to produce weapons and finished goods on assembly lines. The southern farmers were given opportunities to mass produce crops for the war. This was just what they needed as the past years were rough due to factories getting all the money.
In the south, the warm, humid climate and southern, fertile soil allowed colonists to grow sugar cane, rice, as cash crops. The south was able to grow many crops and foods the middle colonies, northern colonies, and even many European countries could not produce. Even though large farming fields were a typical setting in the south, slave plantations quickly dominated the southern economy. “Profit-hungry settlers often planted tobacco to sell before they planted corn to eat” (Kennedy, 61). This quote and the 40 million pounds of tobacco annually exported during the 1630’s exemplified the desire and economic opportunity the south possessed.
Northern and Southern states developed different social and political beliefs which led into larger disagreements. Although many different factors contributed to the Civil War, the main causes were over issues such as humanitarian or ‘moral’ concerns towards slavery, conflicts between states versus federal rights and the election of 1860, making Abraham Lincoln as president and eventually causing Southern secession. The American Civil War began in 1861 and lasted 4 years, ending in 1865. It was one of the most deadly and bloodiest war since more than 600,000 died, but at the same time, it served to determine what kind of nation America would become. The Civil War started because of uncompromising differences between the free and slave states over the power of the national government to ban slavery in the territories that had not yet become states.
“What were the underlying causes of World War 1?” There were many causes to World War 1. They all were placed under categories. The four main causes are militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism. Here are the examples or how each cause was used in the World War. Militarism is a desire of a government or people that a country should have a strong military.
World War One was a time of struggle in Europe. Many factors lead to great tensions in Europe, enlarging the need for a war. World War I was immediately precipitated by the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary by a Serbian nationalist in 1914. There were many factors that had led toward war. Most of these causes and events are classified into five main themes: imperialism, militarism, the Balkans, nationalism and alliance system.
Imperialism was a major cause of WW1 because Britain, Germany and France needed foreign markets after the increase in manufacturing caused by the industrial Revolution (BBC, 2008). The three countries competed for economic expansion over the whole of Africa. This caused plenty of conflicts between France & Great Britain and between Germany on one side and France and Great Britain on the other side, almost precipitated a European war between the three nations. Sometimes colonies are acquired after a fully-fledged invasion or a fight against the local population. British control of South Africa was established after a series of campaigns and native tribes like the Zulus, followed by two magnificent wars with the Boers (farmers of Dutch extraction) (Quizlet, 2013).
“The South grew, but it did not develop,” is the way one historian described the South during the beginning of the nineteenth century because it failed to move from an agrarian to an industrial economy. This was primarily due to the fact that the South’s agricultural economy was skyrocketing, which caused little incentive for ambitious capitalists to look elsewhere for profit. Slavery played a major role in the prosperity of the South’s economy, as well as impacting it politically and socially. However, despite the common assumption that the majority of whites in the South were slave owners, in actuality only a small minority of southern whites did in fact own slaves. With a population of just above 8 million, the number of slaveholders was only 383,637.
This is partly because the liberal system and ideology on which they were and still are founded and developed forces a kind of interdependence which would make war a counterintuitive action for both sides. The neo-liberal, or laissez faire, system of economics used throughout the