Slavery became a key issue in the arguments of the north and the south. The south was very agricultural while the north was industrial. The south feared the declaration of freedom for the slaves by government leaders in the north. Government officials at the time were not interested in ending Slavery in the slave states, but instead in keeping newly admitted states from becoming slave states. The first official disagreement of this came in 1820. By the end of 1819, there were eleven Free states and eleven slave states. In 1820 Maine and Missouri wanted to enter the union and Congress had to decide whether to admit them in as Free states or slave states. At the time, Missouri had about two thousand Slaves. An amendment was introduced in the House by James Tallmadge, a New York Representative to ban slavery in Missouri when the amendment was voted on and passed in the house. In the Senate where the amount of slave state representatives was equal to the amount of Free states, it became a tie. A heated battle started between the representatives from the Northern and Southern states following the Missouri Compromise.
Manifest destiny was almost like a way of life for the American people. It was the idea that something was destined to happen and that it would be better for the people if they followed this instinct. One of the thoughts that they got was traveling West. They thought that it would help them gain more land and become richer. This movement affected many people and places and tribes. The things and people that were most affected were the Native Americans, Slavery, and the relationship between free states and slaveholding states.
North and South were heavily dependent on each other during the years before the Civil War. The South produced materials (especially tobacco and cotton) which were America 's chief export goods. The southern states exported around 80% of the goods that brought cash into the American economy.
There were many important Compromises between the years of 1820 and 1860, some that worked completely and some that didn’t. In the early nineteenth century, people were good at compromising and making things work for everyone. How long did perfect compromising actually last? Slavery began to split the nation apart, causing compromising to become hard to do. Slavery was one of the biggest problems between 1820 and 1860. Sometimes two states had to be added to the Union at the same time, to make things fair. The North and the South fought almost constantly over the issue of slavery, sometimes things were able to be worked out about it, but as the years passed, the problems with slavery and territory started to become too big to ignore or
The Civil War was caused by three main reasons are economic differences, interpretation of Constitution, and moral beliefs.
The North and South emerged as two distinct regions because they had various differences. These differences included the geography, the economy, slavery, and transportation. The North was built mainly on factories and trade and opposed slavery, while the South’s foundation was agriculture and slavery. The geography of the South was more rural than the North and the North had more means of transportation than the South. These drastic characteristics created a vast divide between the two regions.
During the antebellum period, the huge differences existed between the North and the South in many ways. To begin with, the economy of the North once was similar to that of the South; however, as the U.S. started to develop economically, the North became more industrialized. With the advent of the new technologies, factories in the North could produce more things than before to supply the strong market demand of the nation. On the contrary, the South still was a farming region where farmers mainly worded on plantations to grow cotton. To make more profits, the wealthy plantation owners in the South started to force slaves to labor on the plantations. As a result, slavery became an important part in the southern industry, which also led to the controversy of the slavery issue. Furthermore, the different economic system between the two camps widened the economic gap between the North and the South. While the former enjoyed more economic development and profits, the latter suffered seriously from economic losses.
The Civil War is a very brutal war in American History. One nation fought and killed its own people, and over half a million lives were destroyed and even more families were torn apart. The nation was divided because of slavery. In the North, people wanted to abolish slavery and make free states. In the South, people wanted to keep slavery because it was profitable to their economy and generated a 100% profit on all goods sold.
During the 1800’s, Slavery was an immense problem in the United States. Slaves were people who were harshly forced to work against their will and were often deprived of their basic human rights. Forced marriages, child soldiers, and servants were all considered part of enslaved workers. As a consequence to the abolition people found guilty were severely punished by the law. Slavery in the US was firstly introduced in 1619 when tobacco and crops had to be grown effectively. Such people were discriminated and forced to work under strict regulations after being insufficiently paid. This was carried out both in the 17th and 18th Century until America literally divided into two parts leading to a tremendous, violent war named the American Civil War, which
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.
I find it very interesting that the southern colonies distinguished themselves from the New England colonies so early on. I never realized that the slave trade and the plantation class developed so early in American history and it’s fascinating that these differences eventually became large factors in the outbreak of the Civil War. The South’s cash crops required vast amounts of human labor and slavery was essential for the economic health of the southern colonies. Furthermore, this gives insight to the reason pre-Civil War era southern elites were so adamant that the South remain a slave society.
Slavery was typically only found in the south, while those in bondage grew tobacco or cotton, which were the best southern growing cash crops (Doc. 1). In the North, cash crops could not flourish, like in the South’s hotter, drier climate (OI). Instead, factories began popping up, surrounded by cities (Doc. 1). Population grew, and with it, diversity (OI). Abolitionists began to protest, with followers, and the belief against slavery spread in the North like wildfire (OI). Southerners grew angrier, all the while the North grew with passion (OI). Documents, such as brochures, published back and forth on pro/anti slavery point of views (OI). Protests were also common, and grew to be violent (Doc. 4). Bleeding Kansas is a perfect example of the enthusiasm and drive of Americans (Doc. 4). All of the violent fighting was caused by the Kansas-Nebraska Act (Doc. 4). Americans were torn apart by the debate of
In the late nineteenth century, the North and the South were sharply divided in terms of lifestyle, economical strengths and weaknesses, morals, and political viewpoints. There were many issues that were heatedly debated at the time; slavery, education, industrial expansion, and the rights of freed African Americans. The economy varied hugely depending on the region. In the North, factories fed the economy, and it was full of booming cities. The South however was dependent on "King Cotton," a crop which was almost entirely dependent on slave labor. Because of the two contrasting economies and lifestyles, abolition was a hot mess to debate. While many Southerners agreed that the notion of slavery was a wrong one, they were unwilling to give up the empire they had built on the backs of their slaves. This meant that congress had its hands full trying to appease the two sides- the one,
With the secession of the South from the Union, two separate economies were formed. In the South, the primeval settlers found the warm climate and fertile soil platonic for growing tobacco. They started many tobacco plantations and brought woebegone slaves from Africa to provide most of the labor. In time, other plantations crops, expressly cotton, sugarcane, and sugar beets, were found to thrive in the South (Doc. A). With the South having the superb climate and perfect soil, the South's economy was destined to be an agricultural economy based on slave labor (Doc. D). Contrary to the South, the North came to rely increasingly on trade than threshing due to their rocky soil and potation climate. Industry and Commerce became the focus of the North as many factories sprung up all over the North. The North had the wholesomeness in each of the categories that were based on population, number of soldiers, number of factories, and miles of railroad tracks (Doc. B). While the North was worldly-wise to provide them with a steady economy based on mass-production, factory work, and sophisticated ways to help transport manufactured goods, the South's economy was based on threshing and an wide-stretching transmission labor force. They needed a never-ending supply of workers who were cheap, so African Americans were their first choice. The economies during the Civil War of North and the South very highly contrasted each other, but social and economic differences weren't moreover the rationalization of the South's
Approximately three Southern states change their approach on forced labor without compensation, African American slaves would work for an amount of cash that was, generally, given to the masters of the slaves; However, some of these African American were freed and, therefore, kept all the earnings. In the mid 1800’s southern states, slavery was progressively headed towards salary base employment which would boost the states economically. Furthermore, Northern states were already using such economic structure to boost labor in the industrial region, which led to divide the country into sectors of specialized commodities. Southern state were no longer the only major contributor of economic growth, the Northern states were in large in foreign demands for cotton in the years of 1815-1843 as industries boomed in