The South Seceded From The Union In Uncle Tom's Cabin

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After the election of President Abraham Lincoln in 1860, eleven Southern states seceded from the Union. People in the South made a living through a plantation economy, Southerners needed cash crops that were labor intensive, using slaves to work this economy. The Northern economy was very different than the Southern economy the Northern economy was an industrialized economy, unlike the Southern economy. Abolitionists wanted slavery to end and thought it was an immoral and incorrect way to treat other human beings. Many Southerners supported the secession of South Carolina, and many other states, from the Union because they would rather leave the Union now than be killed by the people who hated them and the people they owned. Why did the South secede from the…show more content…
The South seceded from the Union because of Abraham Lincoln being elected President, Harriet Beecher Stowe writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin, abolitionists were becoming more vocal, and the differences between the Northern and Southern economies being so diverse. One reason the South seceded from the Union was that Abraham Lincoln was elected president. Abraham Lincoln was part of the Republican Party, people who supported the abolitionist movement. The Southerners did not…show more content…
When Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin because she wanted to stir up an anti-slavery statement. Slavery was already the unpopular choice for Northerners, but Harriet Beecher Stowe made the Northerners even more opposed to slavery. Slavery even became less popular in the Southern states. The novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin made many Northerners realize how unjust slavery was for the first time, and increased the differences between the North and the South. With more people opposed to slavery, Southern slave owners worked even harder to defend their position on slavery. Uncle Tom’s Cabin influenced abolitionists to be more

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