The idea that slaves who escaped to the North, or even free blacks in the North, could be sent to the South as slaves was a victory for the South. With all that in mind, the Compromise of 1850 eased the tensions between the North and the South, but only for a short while. Four years after the compromise, Stephen A. Douglas, a senator from Illinois, introduced a bill that dealt would allow residents in Kansas and Nebraska to decide on the state of slavery in their states. This new law would also nullify the Missouri Compromise Line that had been in effect for decades because Kansas and Nebraska were on different sides of it. The removal of the Missouri Compromise Line was a major issue for the Democratic Party.
William Lloyd Garrison was an abolitionist and the author of a weekly journal, the liberator. Ironically, Garrison really became a notorious and famous abolitionist only after the South published his work in news papers in an attempt to condemn him. Garrison’s weekly journal became the main journal of abolitionist. Garrison called for the immediate abolishment of slavery in America and for blacks to be viewed as Americans. With the help of other abolitionists, Garrison’s conceptions spread across the North.
History 1001 - American History to 1877 Professor Phillips Paper Assignment The Killer Angels In 1975, Michael Shaara wrote one of the most classic Civil War books ever, The Killer Angels. In The Killer Angels, Shaara portrays the perspectives of many soldiers who fought in the Civil War including those from both sides, the North and the South. Civil War soldiers fought for something more than just manhood, duty, government, and their country. They fought for and against slavery, which for most soldiers was their primary motivation beyond defending their home. Slavery for many was more than just an institution, it was the fabric of their economic society that provided the wealth and opportunity to the South.
Southerns still wanted to uphold white supremacy in the South. So in 1865, ex-Confederates formed the first Ku Klux Klan which targeted black supporters of Brownlow’s. Freedmen would suffer at the hands of the Klan by having their stuff burned and people beat. In 1873 the Supreme Court undercut the power of the Fourteen Amendment arguing that the amendment only offer few federal protections to citizens.
Perhaps no one were expecting the secession of eleven states and creation of Confederate States of America in 1861 would be the beginning of a civil war that lasts four years and takes so many lives. Although the election of President Lincoln and slavery could have been the causes of the Civil War, the soldiers’ motivation in enlisting themselves for this war; depending on the geographic location and the time of the enlistment, could vary and partially or even totally be something different. Considering soldiers’ motivations variety and changes based on location and time factors during the four year civil war, this paper by looking for clues in soldiers’ letters as a precious and reliable source, claims the “community pressure” as the dominant
By the time of Lincoln’s second presidency, it was obvious that the Confederacy was going to lose. But instead of Lincoln expressing happiness for the end of slavery, he tried to communicate the true purpose of the war; slavery. From the start of the war, Lincoln always said that the war was about preserving the Union, but since the war was won, he could finally say the purpose of the war was to stop the practice of slavery. He exclaims, “These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was, somehow, the cause of the war”.
Ever since the 1700s, the South relied much more on slavery as the North did. Without slaves, Southerners could not get much money and crops. Afraid of not being the side which held the political control of slavery, the South formed the Confederate States of America. The Civil War did bring an end to slavery, but even after the War, there was a constant struggle between the two sides, which was followed by the civil rights movement in the 1900s. Letting go of something you held so tightly on for the last two centuries can be very difficult.
Therefore, the Civil War was inevitable because of the consequences that occurred one being slavery. In fact, today multiple historians have determined that the main and only cause of the Civil War was slavery. Historians such as David Goldfield and even the president during that time Abraham Lincoln both accounted for the war being caused by slavery. Goldfield once said, “Both the Northerners and Southerners recognized slavery as the immediate cause of the Civil War”. Although many say that issues with agriculture and industry caused the war the main factor was slavery, which lead to why the Civil War was
African Americans were thankful to Florida because of the freedom they were offered. Many southern states were extremely opposed to it. They believed that this would incite their slaves to run to the Florida everglades as well. Therefore, in 1818 Andrew Jackson invaded Florida: “... he decided to make sure that the Black Seminole communities were moved out by force, so he pursued this in his policy, his larger policy, of Indian Removal” (Sturgis). This started the 2nd Seminole War.
Who is to blame for the death of the Reconstruction; the North or the South? The years following the Civil War in America were known as the Reconstruction. During this time period, many former slaves were beginning to see freedom. There was a great deal of resistance and tension rising between the North and the South. During the Reconstruction period, there were laws passed in the South limiting the freedoms of freedmen and former slaves.
After the war he returned to Nashville and became politically active on the behalf of freedmen and women (222) and also equal rights for all men without regard to color (232). He was the key actor in pushing through the Civil Rights Act of 1875. He also purchased land in Kansas to be used for former slaves to settle on during reconstruction. Sadly, in 1883, he passed away from tuberculosis at the age of forty-five
The Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1866 by former Confederate veterans in Pulaski, Tennessee. Ku Klan is derivative of the Greek word “kyklos,” meaning circle. The creation of the Ku Klux Klan coincided with the second phase of post-Civil War Reconstruction, which was organized mostly by members of the Republican Party in Congress. Klan members wore white sheets or robes and masks to cover their identities. They used to march and ride horses at night threatening former slaves and make them believe that former Confederates are coming to reclaim their land.
I am Abe lincoln, the 16th president. When I became president many states withdraw from the union. I wanted to do good within this country, and having the country split up into two sides made it harder for my goal to become a reality. So I did what I could only do and declared a civil war. After they declare Civil War, I had no choice but to fight back in to get the confederacy so join us again.
This allowed states to choose if they wanted slavery or to be a free state. When Lincoln was elected, many Southerners feared that he would abolish slavery. The first state that broke away was South Carolina, then many other states followed. Eventually, it led to the Union (the North) and the CSA. At first the war was evenly fought, but eventually the Union started to gain an advantage
In Lincoln 's inaugural speech he said "This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their 'constitutional ' right of amending it or they are 'revolutionary ' right to dismember or overthrow it"(Abraham Lincoln 's First Inaugural Address). The 12th of April 1861, the Civil War began. There were many conflicts between the two sides. Many believe it was a fight for the rights and freedom of slaves, so what was the main cause of the Civil War was the issue of states rights and the preservation of the Union than rather than the issue of slavery.