The novel Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt is based on the story of the childhood of Hunt’s grandfather during the Civil War in the United States. The story takes place in Southern Illinois in 1861-1865, ruled by Abraham Lincoln. The Creighton family live in Jasper County, Illinois and Matt guessed that eighty percent of the people in the part of the country count Missouri or Kentucky or Tennessee as somehow being their own. Missouri and Kentucky historically stay Union while Tennessee turns Confederate, and this was why there were complicating attitudes about the war in the Creighton’s community. Between 1861 and 1865, political emotions were growing long before that.
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.
Why did the North the war? What would one do to help assist their side to win a war? Maybe one would make sure they have all an abundance of food and weapons so they would never run out. Perhaps one would get a large army.
The Emancipation Proclamation- How it Changed the Civil War The Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in some areas. Some places still held rebellion. According to History.com, “Lincoln issued the final Emancipation Proclamation, which declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebel states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”
I believe there were some similarities in the Civil War between The North and The South, but there were also a lot of differences with technology, and The North had the advantage. In the Spring of 1861, decades of simmering tensions between the northern and southern united states over issues including states rights versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War(1861-1865). The election of the anti-slavery Republican Abraham Lincoln as president in 1860 caused seven states to secede. (Causes)
The Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad, wasn't your average railroad so to speak, it was just an analogy used to help out the fugitive slaves. It was the most dramatic protest action against slavery. The Underground Railroad was very effective, in helping move hundreds of slave’s northward each year. Due to this helping aide, the South lost over 100,000 slaves between 1810 and 1850.
Charles B. Dew argued in his book “Southern Secession Commissioners and the Cause of the Civil War” that the south seceded to protect the slaves. He also stated the north had larger military forces compared to the south. That southerners fought because of their pride and that is why the war lasted for four years (322). Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, and Louisiana wanting to get out of the Union and become one of their own. The lower southern states persuaded many other slave state to secede from the Union as well.
The Civil War was a battle of great importance to our history of the United States. On April 12th, 1861 this battle broke out between the Union States, North, and the Confederate States, such as the South. The Civil War took place all throughout the United states, and did not come to an end until the Union won the war on May 9, 1856. So, our question of “What caused the Civil War”, comes with three important answers. The three main causes of the Civil War between the North and the South were Economic, Social, and Political differences.
Almost 156 years ago our United States of America was tragically divided. On April 12, 1861 in Charleston, South Carolina, Fort Sumter had been brought down by the Confederate army. Subsequently, four more states join sides with the confederacy: North Carolina,Virginia, Tennessee and Arkansas resulting in the start of the Civil War. “The Union outweighed the Confederacy in almost every way. Nearly 21 million people lived in 23 states.
The Civil War is one of the most important events in United States history. The nation was no longer united, but instead divided between the North and the South. The country was exposed to horrific events that changed the lives of many Americans. The war was also a period of significant political and social change. The Civil War could be considered a “Second American Revolution" because of the abolition of slavery, and Abraham Lincolns radical ideas, which significantly changed the concept of government.
The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner’s Fierce Rebellion Nat Turner struck back at the slave system with violence because he considered himself a prophet and felt that killing white people was God’s will. The original family that owned him gave him access to white children school books. The worst treatment of Nat Turner received as a slave was from Thomas Moore, who gave him a thrashing after Nat suggested that the slaves ought to be free and would be one day or another. I would not consider this abuse because many slaveholders would punish a slave for speaking against slavery. As a young adult, Nat Turner is said to have practically memorized all of the Old Testament.