In document 3 it says “ The South thus quickly established a rural way of life supported by an agricultural economy based on slave labor.” So if the South lost slavery their economy would fall and the south would be very very poor. So therefore the Southern states left the union because they didn’t want to be poor. In conclusion the Southern states wanted to secede from the union because President Lincoln was elected, Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published, and because slavery was the basis of their community. They were feared that Lincoln would abolish slavery. They didn’t want Southerners to be convinced that slavery is evil.
There existed reasons other than slavery on behalf of the South 's breakaway. The demonstrations of division in America coexisted many: utopian societies, clashes over public space, backlash alongside immigrants, urban rebellions, black demonstration, and Indian oppositions. America was a separated land in need of change with the South in the biggest demand. The South trusted heavily on agriculture, equally opposed to the North, which was vastly populated and an industrialized union. The South produced cotton, which remained its main cash crop and countless Southerners knew that hefty reliance on slave labor would damage the South ultimately, but their forewarnings were not regarded.
“Buchanan, a Democrat who was morally opposed to slavery but believed it was protected by the U.S. Constitution, was elected”( Source #5)This quote explains how another president had the same mindset of Abraham but still couldn't officially end slavery.”Taylor entered the White House at a time when the issue of slavery and its extension into the new western territories (including Texas) had caused a major rift between the North and South”(Source #7). This quote quote explains how other presidents made slavery worst. Although having different ideas than other presidents Abrahams’ assassination was unjustified because other American presidents did not make much changes or just made it worst. While Abraham Lincoln made on of the most important decisions by freeing the slaves. In conclusion, Abrahams assassination was needless because he was the first to have sympathy for slaves and made sure it ended and he lead America better than most other presidents.one thing to take from this essay is to support the correct leaders and dont support the incorrect
However, the North would not accept a document that favored the South, so Buchanan was greatly challenged. His policy was that slavery was for individual states and territories to deal with, not for the Federal government. He thought the problems could be resolved quickly and easily, which was a majorly incorrect assumption. Also during his presidency, political parties changed, the Democrats breaking up and the Republicans taking out the Whig
When Congress issued tariffs on foreign goods, Southerners believed that Congress favored the North since this tariff would benefit them. John Randolph spoke of this issue, arguing that Congress was being unfair since the South was not benefiting from the actions of Congress at all while the North benefited (Doc A). As for political conflict, there was a clear case of factionalism and political rivalry in 1824 (Doc I). With these conflicts amongst the varying factions and political parties, the political tension and sectionalism within America continued to grow. Accusations and anger from the South further separated them from the North, which did not contribute “good feelings” to the country at
However, the South highly disagreed with the tariff because it would hurt their export of crops to foreign countries. The South wanted to secede from the Union, but Mr. Jackson would force the military on them if they decided to do so. Congress then passed the Force Bill and the Compromise Tariff to help settle down the South; Jackson ended up preventing the South from leaving the Union. When Andrew Jackson
Frank Merli, in his book, The Alabama, British Neutrality and the American Civil War theorizes that it was this lack of diplomacy that caused people in Great Britain to feel disconnected to the war in the United States. During the American Revolution, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin’s frequent trips to Paris, speaking to not only the king, but other dignitaries, led France to help the young country become victorious over Britain. Perhaps because both sides hoped war would not be necessary, the South failed to understand how important diplomacy actually was and sent no-one to help garner support, until after the war had started, and then the people who were sent were viewed as repulsive. William L. Yancey, one of the most radical members of the secession movement repeatedly defended slavery, and lobbied to reopen the slave trade while he was commissioned in London. Meanwhile, the United States government, under President Abraham Lincoln and the Secretary of State, William H. Seward had sent the grandson of one of America’s founding fathers, John Adams, to forge a relationship with British politicians.
The same issue arose, but now with the smaller state not being represented enough. If it wasn 't enough, this raised the issue of slaves counting towards a state 's population. Of course slave holding states wanted them to count fully, but the free states saw that slaves would hardly ever agree with their masters, so they didn 't want them to count at all. This led to the three fifths compromise, where a slave would only count as three fifth of a vote. However, with the smaller states not possessing a big enough sway the Virginia plan was quickly thrown out.
With no final agreement, the country had no other choice but to go to war with itself. The slow decline of the, once powerful, Southern economy and the major issue of the abolishment of slaves are what led to the cause of the American Civil War. While economics and political structure played an important role in the cause of the Civil War, slavery was the main reason why altercations arose. Many historians and teachers try to hide the fact that slavery was such a huge factor in the cause of the Civil War because they looked at slavery as the “norm”. To them, the differences between the Republicans and Democratic formed great disagreement.
The British encouraged slaves of rebel masters to escape to British lines, though they were sometimes equivocal on whether the runaways would actually be freed (Frank, 2008). Slaves in the South sided with the British over the issue of independence because the British often promised slaves their freedom in exchange for their support in the Revolution. In essence, the Deep South did not favor independence because Britain endorsed slavery, and the southerners feared that the Patriots would eventually put an end to slavery, thus wreaking havoc on the economic provisions for the wealthy planter class. Overall, Pennsylvania and the Deep South did not want independence for a myriad of reasons. Pennsylvania was disinterested in independence because it did not have powerful allies like other states.