Northerners expected the African slave trade to dwindle and eventually become unnecessary, and they wanted the Constitution to reflect that expectation. Southerners only knew that they had an immediate and ongoing need for slave labor in their fields and paddies, so they resisted
One issue they faced concerned how they would count slaves for legislative purposes. The free North states thought slaves shouldn’t be counted at all because it would give the slave states an unfair representation due to the high slave population. However, the South disagreed for they feared the Northern states would have a substantial population advantage if the slaves were not counted. They worried that the Northern states would use such an advantage against them to regulate or even abolish slavery. To appease the slavery states they enacted the Three-Fifths Compromise.
The South longed for slavery to be accepted into the constitution, as their cash crop economy thrived on the utilization of slaves. The abolishment of slaves would impact farmers in the south that produced massive quantities of cash crops. Prior to the
Don’t Sleep Through the Amendment Annoyed about the loss of the civil war and hoping to declare continued superiority over the blacks of the South, the Southern states created the poll tax. All who wanted to vote in 1904 Virginia had to pay a tax of a dollar and fifty cents a price about thirty dollars in today’s money. Because of its high price poor whites and most African Americans were not able to vote because they were generally poor. Many saw the injustice of the poll tax and tried to push for its demise. “The poll taxes themselves were at one point ruled not to be unconstitutional in the Breedlove v. Suttles case because it did not violate the provisions set forth by either the Fourteenth Amendment or the Fifteenth Amendment”
One of the many rationales for the South leaving is because of their discrepancies in politics. Third, the South left because of economic difference.”The South established a rural way of life supported by an agricultural economy based on slave labor….The North developed an intricate railway system and shipping industry to transport the manufactured goods.” (Doc 3). That quote shows that North’s way of living is based on factories and the South’s way of living is with slavery and plantations. The difference in their surroundings created them different needs,so one thing that affects the North might not affect the South.The South’s session was because their needs differed from the North’s
This caused an outbreak between the North and the South that caused the American Civil War. During the war, the Confederacy struggled with maintaining resources and avoiding poverty. The Confederates also failed to win Britain or France over to help provide during their most desperate times. The South crumbled apart and the Union was victorious, putting an end to the Confederate States of America. I chose to make The Confederate States of America my topic because I live in the South and I figured this was and still is a very important part of our history.
After the Confederates lost for the South, the Ku Klux Klan saw its main goal, to prevent black domination in the Southern states. The Klan persecuted Republicans as a secondary target because they were responsible for freed slaves. What if the slaves weren 't freed during this time period? What if the Ku Klux Klan was never created? Today 's world would be enormously different and racism probably wouldn 't have been so vivid.
The new compromises struck by legislators no longer had the same effect as earlier ones because neither side was truly willing to compromise. For the North, many believed that slavery shouldn’t be allowed in any of the new territories and a small but growing minority thought that slavery should immediately abolished in the entire country. These strong beliefs only strengthened the Southern belief that if the North had their way, the South would be a permanent minority and that their way of life would be forced to end. These hardened stances were the most easily observed in the Kansas territory after the Kansas-Nebraska Act became law. Pro and anti-slavery groups became increasingly violent until the conflict was known throughout the country as Bleeding Kansas.
“If there were no consumers of slave-produce there would be no slaves” was an insight that gave free produce advocates an understanding of the role of consumers in economic activity.5The increase in the North’s population affected the demand for resources such as clothes. Despite the North’s disapproval of the “Peculiar Institution” or the slave system, the increase in demand of products left the North no choice but to rely on the production of cotton from the South, which was crucial to the textile industry. The North’s reliance on the South’s plantations did little to help abolish slavery but instead fueled it. White
Hayes promised to withdraw federal troops from the south in 1877, allowing formal Confederate officials and slave owners to return to power, thus ending reconstruction. Once the south had power again the sharecropping system kept blacks on the land owned by rich white farmers and this system became very popular. Blacks had very little economic power and had to fight for civil rights on their own because northern whites lost interest in
The reason being so is it was a major turning point for anyone of color. The union who was of the north was for abolishing slavery which many felt were wrong even though they still didn’t consider them equal. The south was comprised of the confederacy which was a bunch of plantation owners who owned many slaves that tilled their fields. The north was losing at first two years after the start of the war the union allowed for runaway slaves and freed slaves to join its ranks. This was a major turning point now since white men fought alongside black men they were equal on the battlefield but not in pay.
Most arguments made by the proslavery political leaders used the economy, religion, and paternalism to argue against most of the arguments made by abolitionists. Many argued that the sudden end of the institution of slavery would not only hurt the people in Europe, but also South’s very own economic who rely on slave labor to work on their plantations. Slavery in the South during the 1800 was tied closely to their economy that if it ended there will be nothing to hold and support their backbone. In addition, they also argued that if the entire slave were to be set freed, there would be a widespread unemployment and chaos. Religious arguments from proslavery advocates also were involved in slavery.
The north wanted to to abolish slavery they felt like it was wrong although the argument the south had was the north didn’t need to worry about slaves due to the profit they were making off factories and manufacturing. Slavery was the backbone of the South’s economy. Although, money wasn’t the only reason whites restricted blacks for equal opportunities. Enforcing Jim Crow laws and Black codes simply was a result of hate and animosity most whites in the south had towards blacks.
Southern Slave States feared an increase in Free States in the North, so with the implementation of the Missouri Compromise, they felt slightly more secure in their position in the Union. Henry Clay’s compromise forbade slavery north of the 36th parallel, which added security to the North as well, yet it was eventually deemed unconstitutional in the Supreme Court case Dred Scott v. Sandford. It was replaced by the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act with the execution of a policy known as popular sovereignty, which essentially allows the citizens of an area to determine whether they would allow slavery in that specific area. Nevertheless, neither the Missouri Compromise nor the Kansas-Nebraska Act impacted the South’s decision to secede like the Compromise of 1850. Though it was meant to benefit the South through strengthening the Fugitive Slave Act,
the battle of Gettysburg gave the civil war a shift of momentum and allowed the union to win the civil war. There are many reason why the civil war started. Some believe it was for equal right, yes thats is one reason why the civil war started. Slavery was a problem that the North didn 't like. The South used African Americans to do there dirty work, they beat them and sold them to other “white folk”.