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
The Civil War was fought because of rising tension between the North and the South. The war came to an end 1865. The last official battle was at Palmito Ranch. The Civil War was a war fought because people’s opinions and views were put at risk with the election of Abraham Lincoln because citizens knew he would be the one to end slavery. Southerners seceded from the United States in an effort to keep what they felt was economically necessary and essential to their way to life.
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
Because of session the nation fell apart. (Mrs. Wise) I would say the main cause of the civil war is slavery. North didn't like slavery and the south wanted it. They made the Missouri compromise but north thought slavery should be emitted from America so they were going to have to fight.
The French failed to defeat England during the Seven Years War despite the many battles that they have won leading up to this event. They have fought four times prior to this war and four times they were successful. With the power to gain control of the new world both the New France and British Colonies were on the move to claim land. New France began their expansion south while the British Colonies began their expansion west. It was only a matter of time for them to meet which they did on July 3, 1754.
Louis centralized his power by keeping nobles busy with court life, he increased revenue by supporting the arts and literature and reformed taxation with the help of Jean Baptiste Colbert. In addition, he increased his army to gain more territory. Peter the Great centralized his power through fear of the people, built up his army from nothing, and what also made him an absolute monarch was he did not share his power with anyone at all. Louis XIV is the best example of an absolute monarch because he had all four characteristics. He did not share his power with anyone or any organization.
The question, “Why the fighting started?” isn’t as complicated for King Philips War, as it is when examining Bacon’s Rebellion. Bacon’s rebellion was a result of settlers in the backcountry become upset about the weak efforts of the aristocrats in the East to protect them from Indian attacks. Bacon led the backcountry in attacking the Indians over some land, defying the government of Virginia, which caused fighting to begin not only against the Indians, but also against the Governor and the settlers in Jamestown. In comparison, King Phillip’s war began strictly as the Indians fought to defend their threatened way of life as the English quickly populated New England and destroyed forests. Although Bacon’s rebellion began over more diverse issues, both the rebellion and King Phillips war began over the root issue of English greed and taking
A precipitating factor would be that the colonists still valued English protection and feared the Catholic colony of New France who were fighting for fur trade. While the English colonies were preoccupied with the Glorious Revolution, French forces of the fur trade were seen attacking New York and New England. This developed into what is known as King William's War, which illustrated the conflict against France in Europe. It was caused by colonial outgrowth and lasted until 1697. The conflict is seen as a distinguishing mark that along with the English royal government there also came the weight of military security.
(Document A) Lee did this to surprise the North because most of the war was fought in the South. However, his attempt was unsuccessful because the confederates lost and were now outnumbered. (Document A) This is why geography contributed to Gettysburg being a game changer in the Civil War.
The War of 1812 The War of 1812 was a war fought between the United States and Great Britain in which the United States won and defeated Britain, remianing independent from Birtish rule. The war started in 1812 and lasted until 1815 with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent. Some of the most famous and important battles fought during the War of 1812 were the Battle of New Orleans, the Battle of Lake Erie and the Battle of Fort Meigs. The War of 1812 was mostly caused by impressment. Impressment was the act in which the British would cpature and enslave American Sailors, forcing them to serve in the British Navy.