The Union army fought to keep the country together as one, because if the South would win the war it would have split the country into two for good. In conclusion, there are things that happened in the war that could have changed the outcome greatly. If Lee would have listened to Longstreet there may have been a different outcome to the Battle of Gettysburg, which would have made a huge difference in the outcome of the war. Also, if the North and South would have understood each other’s motive to fight they may have not been a war in the first place. Shaara did a great job bringing raise these points in this
"I am willing to take chances of…disunion, sooner than submit any longer to Northern insolence and Northern outrage." (Document I). 618,000 people died during the Civil War. Economic differences between the North and the South,interpretations of the Constitution, the thought of slavery was morally wrong what caused the Civil War . The states were suppose to create a union but ended up not happening.
In the southern states, many people downgraded the brutality of slavery. In document #5 George Fitzhugh, a sociologist from North Carolina, wrote a passage in 1857, defending slavery. In Fitzhugh’s passage, he states “ The Negro slaves of the South are the happiest, and, in some sense, the freest people in the world.” This statement truly opposed the Northern states thoughts on slavery. In 1858, Abraham Lincoln wrote a speech when accepting the Republican nomination. In the speech, Lincoln expressed his thoughts on these split societies, “I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free… It will become all one thing or all the other.” (document 10) This quote, in my mind, states the reason the Union and the Confederacy went to war, because they both are split into two different societies, both of which, had very diverse opinions on
In document 3 it says “ The South thus quickly established a rural way of life supported by an agricultural economy based on slave labor.” So if the South lost slavery their economy would fall and the south would be very very poor. So therefore the Southern states left the union because they didn’t want to be poor. In conclusion the Southern states wanted to secede from the union because President Lincoln was elected, Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published, and because slavery was the basis of their community. They were feared that Lincoln would abolish slavery. They didn’t want Southerners to be convinced that slavery is evil.
This was supposed to cause them to return to the nation, preserving the Union. Lincoln’s choice to fight rather than allow Southern states to secede was not caused by his opposition to slavery. He believed it was his obligation as President of the United States to preserve the Union by doing all he was able to do. Lincoln fought extremely hard to preserve the
The South was afraid that if Abraham Lincoln was elected president that he would abolish slavery. That is not necessarily true because Abraham Lincoln had his own slaves but he just wanted to stop the spread of slavery. He did not want slavery to expand into the North or even to the new territories of the West. The South thought that Lincoln would abolish slavery and the South did not want to do that because they thought that the North would have too much power and they did not want to relinquish all of that power to the North. The slaves in the South were making their slaves owners a lot of money by working hard and not being paid for it.
DBQ The Civil War began in 1861 but the issue of slavery was not the central focus of the war effort. The war began for many political reasons, mainly the aim of the Union side to preserve the Union and make sure it remains together as a country. While the North fought to preserve the Union, the South fought to preserve what they believed to be state rights. During the war, Abraham Lincoln created what is called the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared that “all person held as slaves” within rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.” Following the war, African Americans throughout the war led to an alteration in the goals of the war, and therefore a contribution to the new politics and culture that followed later. As the war between the North and the South progressed, the abolition of slavery didn’t take a strong stand until after the Emancipation Proclamation.
Tensions rose across the country from those in support support of slavery and those opposed. Many states wanted to outlaw slavery while others adamantly defended it because it was the main institution with a high and consistent revenue. Ultimately, the disagreements over slavery are what lead to the Civil War. The country divided into an “Us versus Them” situation which lead to both sides having growing support for their views and making the groups less susceptible to an agreement. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation which freed slaves from confederate states.
The expansionist movement of the pro-slavery South sought to spread more to the south and some believed they would spread as far as the Caribbean and Brazil. Bleeding Kansas which is a term used to describe the violent conflict in Kansans during the settling of the Kansas territory was a huge spark to the Civil War because of the violence that occurred between the pro-slavery and the anti-slavery conflict ("Bleeding Kansas - Facts & Summary", n.d.). Bleeding Kansas is seen as a direct cause of the civil war because the violent conflict that happened in the State was not just between inhabitants of the territory but also by external slavery and anti-slavery advocates
The North won the war, so they get to write the history of why the Civil War was fought, saying that all Southerners were racist slave owners, yet 90 % of Confederate soldiers did not own slaves, and there were some black Confederate soldiers.”( Josh white). The flag was flown before, during, and after the Civil War. This does not mean it’s racist. The flag represents the heritage of the men and women who live in the southern states today. At Hudson High School, there was a group of students who raised the Rebel Flag on the school's flagpole during the night.