The Civil War was fought between the Northern States, known as the Union Army, and the Southern States, known as the Confederate Army. The Civil War started on April 12, 1861 and lasted until mid-1865. The Civil War arose out of deep disagreements regarding everything from State’s rights, but the primary cause was the contrasting views regarding slavery. While the Southern States supported continued slavery, the Northern States wanted to end this practice. Many scholars believe the Civil War was due to the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, who supported the North, causing the Southern States to split from the United States.
During the pre-civil war time period— also known as the antebellum years— America experienced a widespread transformation for the sake of its economy. With the booming belief of the Manifest Destiny, America’s constant desire for westward expansion caused disputes between the North and the South regarding the establishment of free states and slave states, which led to certain compromises such as the Missouri Compromise. After the Market Revolution, the North and South used its new gained land to create different means of economic gains; the North became industrialized through manufacturing, while the South became an agricultural industry dependent on cotton. However, as America’s boundaries expanded, tensions between the North and South grew, often leading to compromises in bloodshed. The drastic differences between the two groups eventually transformed America into a divided nation of sectionalism economically, politically, and socially.
Before the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, the idea of freeing the slaves was a controversial topic between states. It was decided through an election in 1860, in which the electoral majority favors the freedom of slaves. Ultimately, it led to conflict between states and into the Civil War. During the Civil War, Lincoln primary goal was to preserve union and peace at first. However, later on
The establishment and usage of the railroad system played a critical role in the westward expansion of the United States, it was crucial in providing a means of communication, but more importantly it was the key in transporting the much-needed resources across the United States and the territories in order to expand. In 1860, the majority of cities within the United States with populations of 500,000 to 100,000 were found in the North-Eastern states, cities such as Boston
Slavery developed into a highly addressed and matter during the Revolutionary era, which resulted from important political figures such as Thomas Paine, and more importantly by the Revolutionary War. As the war began it became clear that in order to obtain victories the British would need to employ uncommon tactics to recruit more soldiers. The British army did this by offering slaves liberty in exchange for their service to the British army. The colonies, however had multiple tactics in gaining more soldiers as well, such as buying the slaves’ freedom or by paying them to fight in the war. Slavery also during the Revolution resulted in individuals beginning to question slavery and whether it was morally acceptable to continue its practice.
Militarism denoted a rise in military expenditure and it increased in military and naval forces. It put more influence of the military men upon the policies of the civilian government. Militarism had a preference for force as a solution to problems. This was one of the main causes of the First World War. The second cause was there were too many alliances which often conflicted with one another.
How did railroads impact America after the Civil War? Throughout history, transportation has helped move people and materials around in civilizations. Transportation has enabled the growth of cities and has further increased the development of complex societies. A method of transportation widely used is the system of railroads; before cars and airplanes became popular, trains dominated passenger and freight services due to their simplicity and business versatility. Railroads became more widespread in the United States after economic damages caused by the Civil War.
They may not directly lead to The Civil War. But it’s clear that anyway they would cause a war between the North and the South early or late. Following are immediate causes of the Civil War. Based on previous conflicts, many events happended in decades before the War. The most famous one is the great debate and the 1850 compromise.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin gave a strong social effect on opposing slavery, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was the prelude of the Civil War, and the Election of 1860 splitted the nation into two sides, which directly led to the War. Notwithstanding that the anti-slavery won the war, there were still many prejudices in the world. So, whenever people were about to criticize or being racist, thought about the effort that people in the past, who spent their entire life only
Rachna Shah Causes of the Civil War Throughout the history of time, the wars that the United States have fought with include separate entities, powerful nations, and groups of European allies, but never before a war within itself: a civil war. What had prompted this war was not simply slavery, the obvious cause, but time itself, and the gradual increase of state support for such a war to occur. The American Civil War was, simply stating, a struggle to determine whether or not the country should illegalize the institution of slavery or not. For about two hundred years, the people within the United States had had slave states and free states, slave territories and free territories co-exist with one another. However, other more minor factors that
Telegraphs were used to send messages back and forth, and were much quicker than sending it via a messenger on horseback. Generals could send orders to their army very quickly, and they could also receive reports of what was going on on the battlefield. Railroads were used to transport goods and armies much faster, There were
Before the American Civil War, both the Northerners and Southerners states were making economic advances. The railway allowed for the formation of a communication system that was national. The availability of railroads made the settlements of the western states easier. Immigration had a steady increasing rate and economy was booming for the North. They also discovered mineral resources that boosted the iron and textile industries of the North.
Slavery and Civil War In a recent poll conducted by the McClatchy DC it was interesting to note that 54% of the Americans think that slavery was the main cause for the Civil War that ended more than 150 years ago (Ehlinger, Did slavery cause Civil War? Many Americans don’t think so). This split is making many of the Americans to question as to what needs to be taught to the next generation in the schools regarding the cause of the Civil War. In a document that was developed and published by the National Park Service, we see it mentioned that many issues were responsible for igniting the fire that started the Civil War. The issues being, dispute regarding rights of states, the role the Federal Government would play, the need to preserve the Union and the economy were a few of the issues at hand.
Civil War Causes We will never really know the main reason why the Civil War started because it was too far back in time for anyone to be alive and actually know what happened. Majority of people think it was slavery but there were more reasons than just slavery. From what we know there are many different reasons the civil war was started. The Civil war happened in April 1861 to May of 1865 between the North and South parts of the United States. The North and South were turning into two different economies which led to the Civil War.
It is true that racism and sectionalism had been an issue prior to the Mexican American war, but the unification of the abolitionists with the Wilmot Proviso and the failures of the Compromise of 1850 mark the difference between prior and post war periods. Indeed, many may argue that the Compromise of 1850 averted the crisis created by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, but the Compromise in truth was nothing more than a time bomb that would be detonated in 1862, the start of the bloodiest struggle ever fought on American soil, the Civil