The Confederate states also issued their own Constitution, which was basically based on the United States Constitution, except the Southern Constitution defended slavery. The election separated the nation in half and also urged 7 states including South Carolina seceded from United States. From then on, the pro-slavery and anti-slavery were officially against each other, which soon gave rise to the Civil War. In conclusion, the issue of slavery precipitated the Civil War. 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.
From 1840 to 1861 the Civil War was unavoidable and was fought due to many circumstances at the time. Two of the main circumstances that helped build up tension and eventually led up to the Civil War was a failure of leadership and extremism on both sides, known as the South and the North. In document 1, it says how it was the abolitionist fault for pushing these ideologies that slavery was wrong and that the abolitionist attempted to agitate and they did agitate the north to go against slavery. This document is an example of extremism because due to the abolitionist trying to abolish slavery and show that slavery was wrong it caused more conflict. Due to this conflict, there was more of a disconnect and that pushed the states apart which
Additional versions of the speech appeared in newspapers of the era, feeding modern-day confusion about the authoritative text. It´s strength and it´s feelings have make it into the speech of the U.S.A reestablish. In 1863 The United Stated were divided into a bloody Civil War between the North States (The Union) and The States of the South (The confederation). The issue was the abolition or not of the Slavery. The president was in favor of the abolition of the slavery.
Thus, as soon as Abraham Lincoln was elected President, word spread in the South that Lincoln was going to use powers from the federal government to put a legal end to slavery. Thus, the Northerners would be overpowering the Southerners, who apparently, would have no more voice anymore in this debate--thus, they would not have the incommensurate influence they once had. One of the immediate causes of the Civil War was when seven Southern states (South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas) declared secession, thus formally removing themselves from being part of the United States; they elected Jefferson Davis as their president, and all this took place before Lincoln became president and could do anything about the matter. Another one of the causes of the Civil War was the reaction from the decision of the Dred Scott case, which stated that African-Americans, whether they were slaves or free, did not have the ability to become American citizens, and thus did not have the same rights as the American citizen (such as the right to sue in federal court). Also, Supreme Court Chief Justice Taney declared that states did not have the right to prevent a slaveholder from residing within a free state and practicing slavery there, practically allowing for slavery to take place across
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.
Andrew Johnson became the President of the United States after the assassination of President Lincoln. Johnson stepped into office after the Civil War, which was a fragile time for the country. As president after the war, it was Johnson’s duty to assist in unifying the southern slave states and the northern rebellious population, as one country. This was a difficult task to complete, especially after the assassination of a former president who really helped in the Civil War and with slavery. Johnson tried to quickly restore the states in the Union, however his actions lead to a presidential impeachment.
The Radical Republicans disapproved the Ten Percent Plan. The 1864 Wade-Davis Bill was much more harsher than the Ten Percent Plan because it laid out more sets of requirements for the Confederate sates to reenter the Union. It stated that 50% of the state’s voting population must swear loyalty to the nation, the state would have to abolish slavery, and all the Confederate officials are banned from serving in the new state government. Lincoln disapproved the bill and pocket-vetoed
Hayes wanted to be the president that fully healed America from the Civil War. The nation didn’t want the army to be protecting the civil rights of the freedmen. Hayes would reassign the remaining troops that were guarding two Southern statehouses. These two states were South Carolina and Louisiana. Hayes was hoping that this would heal the state.
Lincoln was against slavery and with the possibility of his end-goal being the abolishment of slavery seven states where already done leaving the union before Lincoln had taken his place in the Oval Office. The Confederate states of America had been formed and it was composed of the pro-slavery states in the south. However, even though people in the north believed that the
The American Civil War The background and causes. the main cause of the civil war was the that seven states (South Carolina, the Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas) that have declared their secession from the USA and the prime reason for that secession was slavery as the Southern anger at the attempts by Northern antislavery political forces to stop the expansion of slavery into the western lands .although some authors said that the main cause of the civil war was the states right 's in the meaning of The Southern states wanted to make sure on their authority so that they could cancel the federal laws they didn 't support. But this may be the second cause not the prime cause because all the historians agreed that the main cause of the civil war was the slavery. The major characters of the civil war: The United States (the union). Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln: He was born in 1809.and was President of the United States during the Civil War from 1860-1865,in 1863 he emanated Emancipation Proclamation which announced that all slaves in the Confederate States would be set free this helped to end slavery.
Despite his avoidance of the issue slavery during the war, Republican radicals pressured Lincoln implemented the first Confiscation Act of 1861 in which slaves captured by the Union forces were not to be returned to the master since there was no contraband. With the second Confiscation Act of 1862, the slaves
(Schultz, n.d.). The Confederate States of America were the first to willing withdraw from the Union as they tended to have more slaveholding families and the Northern territories were the last to withdraw from the Union as they tended to have fewer slaves. In order to prevent this from becoming a war John Crittenden and Abraham Lincoln tried to come up with several ways to compromise with the situation at hand. The first attempt was by John Crittenden with the Crittenden Compromise which was unsuccessful. This compromise was a “reconciliation proposal advocating that the Missouri Compromise line of 1820 be extended all the way to the Pacific, excluding California, with all the land north of the line free; all the land south of it open to slavery; also included an “unamendable amendment” to the Constitution, guaranteeing the preservation of slavery in the southern states where it already existed.” (Schultz, n.d.).
The Confederate Battle Flag is used by various people and groups as a banner to show their hatred. The Ku Klux Klan, also known as the KKK, is one of the most famous groups to have used the Confederate flag as their symbol. The States Right Democratic Party, also known as the Dixiecrat party, adopted the flag to show resistance against the federal government during the 1940’s. This was the first major explosion of the flag coming back. The Dixiecrat party’s main point, “We stand for segregation of races” (Brumfield, Ben).
The Civil War marked a defining moment in United States history. Long simmering sectional tensions reached a critical stage in 1860-1861 when eleven slaveholding states seceded and formed the Confederate States of America. Political disagreement gave way to war in April 1861, as Confederates insisted on their right to leave the Union and the loyal states refused to allow them to go. Four years of fighting claimed almost 1.5 million casualties directly affected untold civilians, and freed four million enslaved African Americans. The social and economic system based on chattel slavery that the seceding states had sought to protect lay in ruins.
Heritage can be best described as the birthright handed down from generation to generation. The Confederate flag controversy began not in June of 2015 after the murders of nine black church members by a white supremacist, but, it began years ago just after the Civil War ended. The Confederate flag was never meant to be a symbol of remembrance for the fallen soldiers of the Civil War, it was meant to be a battle flag. The well known Confederate flag is one of three battle flag used in the Civil War for the confederate soldiers. The most populated of the three flags is known as the “Battle flag of the Virginian army” (Carter).