The North would have free states and the South would have slave states. If there was no split, the Civil War could have been prevented. This was called the sectional crisis between the North and the South. The North believed that slavery was immoral and wrong whereas the South depended on their slaves. The Mexican-American War was the start of the Civil War.
No single event is to blame for Lady Liberty’s stubborn outlook on compromise. The new land of opportunity was in a rush to put together the pieces of their new lands and in turn created conflicts along the way on too wide of a span of issues. The debate of what launched our new United States of America into it’s first war onto itself because of our failure to seek compromise is largely debated. It is arguably because of the succession of the South and failure of the Compromise of 1850 that propelled America into war amongst its peoples. From the Missouri Compromise of 1820, Lincoln 's Presidency, polarized political interests, to the Mexican American War… America was far too divided on too many issues with polarized hopes and interests.
Missouri Compromise (1820) Introduction This paper will explain and analyze the Missouri Compromise (1820). As the U.S. added territories, the issue of slavery resulted in political tension between the north and south. The southerners believed that slaves were needed to continue farming in the new lands and they attempted to introduce slave states in the west. On the other hand, the northerners argued that it was appropriate to prohibit and prevent the slavery institution from spreading westward. The north and south representatives in the House were also divided about the issue of abolition but were interested in the Union.
War is a state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different ups within a nation or state. Like several wars the United States has fought, this war had its strong supporters and its critics. Three reasons why the United States was NOT justified in going to war with Mexico are: President Polk believed in Manifest Destiny while others didn’t believe in him or God. U.S. should have never crossed when Mexico didn’t give permission. Slave owners brought slaves even though it was Slave-free land.
It put both anger and fear in the Americans that didn 't want slavery. Even though some people think that it was a good idea that the United States declared war against Mexico. For reasons, like it contributed to the land expansion of the U.S. and the discovery of natural resources. I still stand by my statement and say that it was not the better choice because of the effecting aftermath. Such as, the enormous amounts of deaths and the slavery issue it
Numerous Americans, as well as at the time Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln, opposed the war and questioned whether the fight began on American soil and was provoked by Polk’s men. After Congress overwhelmingly permitted the declaration of war on May 13, the United States entered the war at odds on their views. Democrats most favoured the quarrel while most Whigs thought that Polk’s intentions were irrational land grabbing. The focal problem that existed was whether Polk had the right to unilaterally declare that a state of war existed. This problem endured well into the conflict taking place.
The South wanted to keep slaves while the North wanted to abolish them. In conclusion, the primary cause of the civil war was not slavery instead was the issue of states rights. The Northern armies won the Civil War and the the South returned to the Union. “The Civil War started because of differences between free slaves states and the power of the government that said if slavery was correct or incorrect.”(The Civil War in America Prologue). Slavery was right at that time but now it is wrong.
With no final agreement, the country had no other choice but to go to war with itself. The slow decline of the, once powerful, Southern economy and the major issue of the abolishment of slaves are what led to the cause of the American Civil War. While economics and political structure played an important role in the cause of the Civil War, slavery was the main reason why altercations arose. Many historians and teachers try to hide the fact that slavery was such a huge factor in the cause of the Civil War because they looked at slavery as the “norm”. To them, the differences between the Republicans and Democratic formed great disagreement.
Abstract Slavery provided America with a wide range of labor, and fortune. Ideals from Christianity, and Revolution forced many to grapple with the idea of ending it. Throughout the antebellum era politicians debated the merits allowing the people of territories themselves to decide whether slavery would be prohibited or permitted. This solution created a host of problems. From the establishment of the Northwest and Southwest territories, to the Louisiana Purchase, the annexation of Texas, the acquisition of the Mexican Cession, and finally the debate over Kansas and Nebraska, the extension of slavery confounded politicians.
Events were going as planed in the first year of the war. In the second year of the war, the battles’ results were too ugly due to the incompatibility between the new weapons and the old war tactics with no concrete signs of possible future improvement. Therefore, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation in September 1862, despite opposition even from some Northerners. Lincoln declared war for the sake of union. Southerners were motivated to secession by their greed for control and the fear at the same time of the Northerners domination.