The problems lied in the misinterpretation of the clauses that were present in the Constitution, that “was made by the people and for the people; and to the people, while also stating that, “the sovereign power in [the] confederacy, we appeal from this decision. They understand the charter of their liberties, we hope, full well enough to rebuke and defeat, at the polls, this effort to give the whole country up to the domination of the slave power.” This quote supports the political lens as the start of the Civil War because the Constitution is being referred to as an entity, and shows that slavery was a product of legal disputes and restrictions of protecting those who were not looked upon as valuable or human. Lastly, a drawback of this piece of evidence could be the writer is not a witness, nor a Judge of the Supreme Court, so he cannot recount all the factors that were taken into consideration during the
African Americans had an extremely pivotal role in the outcome and consequences of the Civil War. This group of people were enslaved, and forced to work in horrible conditions, for the whole day, without pay. Slaves were one of the main causes of the Civil War. The issue of Slavery, which resulted in the eventual economic and social division between the North and South, caused the creation of the Confederate States. African Americans did not only unintentionally cause the war, but they also effected the outcome of the war, and the eventual consequences the nation would face after the war.
Another controversy of Andrew Jackson’s presidency sparked when Jackson became extremely strict with South Carolina. Though Jackson was known for strongly supporting states’ rights, however, Jackson confronted South Carolina when they decided not to allow federal tariffs. In 1832, South Carolina declared the federal tariffs passed in 1828 and 1832 null and void and prohibiting the federal tariffs in South Carolina. While urging Congress to lower the high tariffs, Jackson wanted a strong Union with the same laws, and he obtained authority to order federal armed forces to South Carolina to enforce federal laws. South Carolina backed down to Jackson, and allowed the high federal tariffs down.
While the constitution wished to end the slave trade in 1808, prior to that the constitution imposed a tax on imported slaves. While the Constitution wrote the wish to end the slave trade, it would neither take action at the time of ratification nor end slavery, only the importation of additional slaves. While the constitution did strive to limit slavery through ending the slave trade, the government still, “rested on human slavery as its corner-stone(329).” Being an integral part of society, slavery also influenced the constitutions views on slavery. Even though the constitution never expressly promoted slavery, the deep roots of slavery were dug deeper than first viewed at the surface of the
When the latter are well-educated and the former are disposed to deal justly, controversies and strikes can never occur, nor can the minds of the masses be prejudiced by demagogues and controlled by temporary and factious considerations. (qtd. in Zinn, 257) In order to educate the slaves, they needed to end the segregation and slavery which became one of the most important causes of the Civil War. The Civil War, then, resulted in the freedom of slaves. While referring to Gilded Age, it is important to know Civil War because Gilded Age was a result of Civil War.
As the notion of emancipation became more widely discussed by politicians during the abolitionist movement tensions between the North and the South rose. The idea that the nation could eradicate the lifeblood of the southern plantations was deemed unacceptable and the southern states felt helpless. The South fought for state’s rights which is synonymous with slavery as that was the most important right they were fighting for, and the North fought to keep the South from seceding, largely due to South’s interest in maintaining slavery as
During the reconstruction era the Civil Rights Act of 1875 protected all Americans, regardless of their race, equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury service, however it was not enforced and the supreme court declared it unconstitutional in 1883. The Court ruled that the 14th Amendment prohibited states, but not citizens, from discriminating. This civil rights reversal was devastating for African
The southern whites who worked around the Presidents moderate plan of Reconstruction did so in a manner that would be frowned upon today. The Southern whites had been guaranteed charity from Lincoln. “With his [Lincoln’s] enormous prestige as commander of the victorious North and as victor in the 1864 election, he was able to promise freedom to the Negro, charity to the southern white, security to the North” (page 3). An example of how Congress worked around Johnson’s disliked program of Reconstruction was passing through bills for him to sign. Johnson vetoed them and as a result Congress over ruled him and passed them anyway.
He believed the success of the South depended on it. People began to fear slave uprisings. The slavery issue seemed to divide the North and South to the point of Civil War. The South felt economically dependent on slavery. It enjoyed having a free labor system.
Who is to blame for the death of the Reconstruction; the North or the South? The years following the Civil War in America were known as the Reconstruction. During this time period, many former slaves were beginning to see freedom. There was a great deal of resistance and tension rising between the North and the South. During the Reconstruction period, there were laws passed in the South limiting the freedoms of freedmen and former slaves.