Civil War By: Mary Vu The Civil War started as a result of conflicting points of view. Despite many attempts at compromise since the writings of the Constitution, the 2 sides, Northern and Southern states could not agree. Since the 2 sides could not agree with each other, they became enemies. The conflicts brew over sectionalism, states’ rights, slavery/segregation, and tariffs. The Union (Northern states) and Confederate (Southern states)’s economy was almost opposite of each other. The Union was industrial, so they had more factories, railroads, and all the other latest inventions at the time. They also had better education including the African Americans. The North had theatres, libraries, and other forms of entertainment. They had a larger population than the South. Since the Southern states were agricultural, they had less factories, railroads, and all the latest inventions the North had. They had a smaller population than the North and due to supply and demand, farmers were not paid as much for their crops. Many boys were sent to military school for education while girls were sent to “finishing” school. …show more content…
Most of the cash crops in the South were cotton and tobacco. They believed that because of the African American’s unique color, they were different and therefore does not give them human rights. They passed the ⅗ Compromise which only counted ⅗ African Americans citizens. If they were to count the African Americans as people, they would most likely be close to even with the Northern states. The Northern states were abolitionists which meant that they were against slavery. They believed that it was wrong to have a human own another human as
The Civil war was fought by two sides which divided american way of life in the early years. There were two sides that were in play with this bloody and relentless war that shaped america and its way along the way. These two sides were The Union( The North) and The Confederacy( The South) . Each side wanted to unite america with its own laws. the south allowed slavery while the north wanted reunite america and to abolish slavery from all of the states.
When most people look at the American Civil War they see a disagreement between the Union (which represented the North) and the Confederacy (which represented the South) that could not be solved in a civil matter and escalated into a war. While this is mostly true there were many other factors that led to the Civil War. It is easiest for us to view the situation through the lense of homeostasis. On a large scale there was a country that was split into differing opinions and the only way to obtain internal stability of the country was war.
The Union, that was under Abraham Lincoln, keep the Northern states together and able to operate better. They were able to function as a whole unit rather than separate states like the south had done. By having this, they were able to keep their government together and on the same page. The South wasn’t able to function as a
North was against slavery while the South supported slavery (Council). The North viewed slaves as a misguided practice, though did not see them as equals. The South on the other hand viewed slaves as property (Difference Between). According to the Constitution, each slave in a state was counted as three fifths of a person in order to determine the population and representation in the House of Representatives. This law was enforced by the South in order to make the representation in the House of Representatives fare.
I believe there were some similarities in the Civil War between The North and The South, but there were also a lot of differences with technology, and The North had the advantage. In the Spring of 1861, decades of simmering tensions between the northern and southern united states over issues including states rights versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War(1861-1865). The election of the anti-slavery Republican Abraham Lincoln as president in 1860 caused seven states to secede. (Causes)
Prior to the Civil War, the North and the South had many differences in their economies and how their day to day lives operated. The North was heavily industrialized and utilized cheap labor from European immigrants in the factories. The South on the other hand, was reliant on agriculture. They had large plantations that used slave labor to process cash crops like cotton and indigo. The South’s use of slaves in their plantations sparked heavy debate on whether the practice was moral and brought up the issue of state’s rights.
Even though by the end of the Civil War each side had lost thousands of their men, and much of their morale, both the Union and the Confederate States of America had advantages through the beginning years of the war. The North had many advantages over the South. For one, the North had more dominance over the CSA in relation to the available resources for war. Because most factories were located inside the remaining states of the Union, the North could manufacture and produce their own supplies for war while the South was less privileged in this sense.
The southern states were the states of cotton. The slaves had to pick cotton. Most northern states had little to no cotton production (Document A). The population of slaves was dominant in the South because of the cotton industry. Industrial workers were dominant in the North.
The Civil War was a monumental bloodshed, which was fought between the United States of America and the Confederate States, from 1861 to 1865. The primary cause of the war was the Southern states' desire to preserve the institution of slavery, which did not please the beliefs of the North. At the beginning of the Civil War, twenty-two million people lived in the North and 9 million people, which included four million of whom were slaves, lived in the South. The North, led by President Abraham Lincoln and his trusted generals, had more money, more factories, more horses, more railroads, and more food than the south. These advantages made the United States much more powerful than the Confederate States, which ultimately led to Northern victory.
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. The union used the railway system they had to transport troops and food a lot easier than the south was able to.
“A house divided against itself cannot stand”, words from Abraham Lincoln(Doc. M). You will need to know that when President Lincoln said that quote, this “house” he talks of is the United States. You also will need to know that the North and South had different perspectives about slavery, the North did not like slavery, the South did. Anyway, the Civil War was caused by the issue of the North’s and South’s different opinions. The first reason was about economic differences.
Uncompromising differences between the South (Confederacy) and the North (Union) created a civil war that lasted five years. During this war, Abraham Lincoln was president. His election led to the secession of many Southern states. After refusing to recognize the Confederacy as its own nation, the American Civil War commenced in 1861. The three main causes of the Civil War between the North and the South were industrial and agricultural economies, politics, and slavery.
In many history classes, the division between the North and the South that resulted in the Civil War is on the long list of material to teach. The big divide was caused because of slavery. There were two different points of view on slavery in the United States. The South believed that slaves were property while the North thought slaves should be treated with the rights of a citizen. The South felt the newly formed Republican party in the North was threatening their highly dependent slave economy.
The Southern and Northern states differentiate on many issues, which ultimately led them towards a Civil War. There stood deep social, economic, and political disparities between the North and the South. These modifications stemmed from the understanding of the United States Constitution on both sides. In the end, most of these disputes about the rights of states directed to the Civil War. There existed reasons other than slavery on behalf of the South 's breakaway.