The American Civil War is a war in which the Union and the Confederate States of America were pitted against each other because of one specific heated topic: slavery. There were a few other topics which caused this war to break out, but those topics were either far inferior to the topic of slavery or topics that were related to slavery in some way. In the United States, slaves were always of African descent. The Union, or the northern United States, ended up winning the war, therefore abolishing slavery everywhere. The Reconstruction Era then began, leaving African Americans to deal with many different issues which are still prevalent in society.
The Missouri Compromise was a solution to the issue of the difference in slave states and Free states. Missouri desired to become a slave state; however with the addition of Alabama this would upset the balance with twelve slave states and only eleven Free states. Conflict arose, as according to the article, “The slaveholding states claimed that Northerners were trying to end slavery”. The compromise was solved by a clever solution by Henry Clay. Missouri would be allowed to enter as a slave state, as desired, and Maine would be brought into the Union as a Free State, causing an equal twelve to twelve ratio of slave to Free states.
During the Federal Convention the importance was on getting all thirteen states to join the union and therefore compromising played a big role. As a Mr. Oliver Ellsworth of Connecticut points out that “the morality or wisdom of slavery are considerations belonging to the states themselves”. There were a few that did oppose slavery thinking that it would “bring the judgment of Heaven on a country” and believed that the federal government did have the right to regulate slave trade. With such division in their thoughts and views of slavery plus the trade of them Mr. Roger Sherman “observed that the abolition of slavery seemed to be going on in the United States, and that the good sense of the several states would probably by degrees complete it”. In the long run, men that were against slavery thought it was more important for the thirteen colonies to come together than the abolishment of slavery knowing that it will come to extinction in the long
Compromise, a resolution of a conflict that is achieved only if both sides come to a mutual conscientious, was used to terminate political conflicts. The North and South relied heavily on this aspect since they had two distinct perspectives regarding slavery. However, compromise did not have the great effect as it was visioned because it furthered tension between the North and South by rewarding the South fully with slavery. The Missouri Compromise of 1820 initially was seen as just because there was a 36°30 N line established to balance the amount of free and slave states.
The Civil War was a monumental bloodshed, which was fought between the United States of America and the Confederate States, from 1861 to 1865. The primary cause of the war was the Southern states' desire to preserve the institution of slavery, which did not please the beliefs of the North. At the beginning of the Civil War, twenty-two million people lived in the North and 9 million people, which included four million of whom were slaves, lived in the South. The North, led by President Abraham Lincoln and his trusted generals, had more money, more factories, more horses, more railroads, and more food than the south. These advantages made the United States much more powerful than the Confederate States, which ultimately led to Northern victory.
The end of the Civil War presented a unique crossroads for the war torn United States. How would the North and South reunite? At the helm, there was a moderate politician and a reflective thinker – President Abraham Lincoln. One of the greatest statesmen of all time, Lincoln had advocated a lenient stance, envisioning a “restoration” whereby the southern states would pledge allegiance and reenter the Union under the Constitution.
Analyze the changes wrought by the Civil War on Northern and Southern societies and economies. The Civil War profound impact on all aspects of American society. The war brought economic opportunities to northern citizens. Work was easy to come by for most white men and immigrant population in the North.
The South had many reasons to want to secede from the North. From the social point of view the South had many regional conflicts such as disputes between New Mexico and Texas, and war within Kansas. Within the political point of view there is the fact that the Whig party was formed in opposition to Andrew Jackson and the Democratic Party, as well as presidential turmoil such as the “corrupt bargain between John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and Andrew Jackson. Economic problems were also an issue with the South wanting to secede from the Union. Problems such as finance and banking, as well as expansion to the west.
The Confederate States attempted to legislate against slave insurrection, which led into the Civil War. The Civil War was between the Confederate States and the Union States. During the Civil War, there were many fears because of the insurrection, affects toward the industries, affects toward food production and distribution, and there were many demands that needed to be met, such as men being drafted, and food being produced. The Emancipation Proclamation of 1862 granted freedom to the slaves in the Confederate States if the States did not return to the Union. Freedom would also only come to the slaves if the Union won the war.
According to McNamara, “The Missouri Compromise was the first of the major compromises of the 19th century intended to ease regional tensions over the issue of slavery… accomplished it immediate goal.” In the 1800s, the issues of slavery divided the nation. The North wanted no part of a nation that undertook in slavery because
The U.S was only able to settle political disputes through compromise until 1860 because of the increasing sectionalism, the Abolitionist Movement and the Secession of South Carolina. New states joined into congress creating an unbalanced senate forcing congress to make decisions to balance the nation between freedom and slavery. The Missouri Compromise failed as an attempt to maintain peace between the North and South because it created an greater sense of sectionalism throughout the country. The Missouri Compromise of 1820 was a decision to make Missouri a slave state to maintain an even number of free and slave states. It led to uproar in congress and the North retaliated by declaring the rest of the Louisiana territory to be free.
This played in the Souths favor, because this allowed them a fighting chance in persuading more states to convert to slave states. Congress assumed that letting the people decide which state should be free and which should be proslavery would potentially help get the states back to even amounts. However this lead to fighting and the North and the South growing farther
The Civil War is a central event in America's historical background. Though the Revolution of 1776-1783 created the United States, the Civil War of 1861-1865 determined how the nation would pursue its future. The war resolved two questions left unresolved by the Revolution: whether the United States was to be a confederation of sovereign states or an indivisible nation with a sovereign national government, and whether this nation would have the agreement that all men were created with an equal right to liberty, or would the nation continue to exist as the largest slaveholding country in the world. The Civil War consisted of many different battles that impacted both the north and south, such as the Battle of Gettysburg, Battle of Antietam,
The American Civil War was a national conflict that divided the nation and brought about dramatic changes to America for years to come. The once powerful country found itself at war with its own people. By the early nineteenth century, differences between the North and the South involving different economies and political beliefs began to develop and became problematic. The expansion of slavery in territories and the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 caused more tension that led several Southern states to secede from the Union and form their own nation known as the Confederate States of America. On April 12th1861, Confederate soldiers bombarded the Union at Fort Sumter and the Civil War officially began.
The Civil War was a dangerous, yet extremely influential war. It was a war that magnified the problem that was slavery. Slavery was a big thing back then, and it separated the states considerably. The whole of the Confederate states, which were the original thirteen colonies, were divided into the North and the South. The North was against slavery, while the South was composed of many slave owners.