The American Civil War Was Inevitable

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The Civil War between the North and South was the result of two cultures that economically, morally, and legally clashed on almost all levels. The steadily growing conflict between the two parts of the union makes it hard to pinpoint the origin or the cause of the resulting war. The conflict arose from a nation thats geographical areas had slowly grown apart in their ideals and also their source of income, which is often the cause of strife between battling regions. This rift driven between the two areas gradually increased from one state disagreeing with the other in policy to an imaginary line drawn, dividing the nation into the North and the South. Measures were taken in order to try and close this divide but were unsuccessful because of the people’s inability to compromise on their beliefs. The people of the North and South were in part to blame for their stubborn ideals and their inability to reason, but this in turn resulted in a political divide that further pulled the people apart by their beliefs. At the center of the conflict was the legality and expansion of slavery. Because of this heated conflict that not only focused on morals, religion, and cruelty but also had a incomprehensible impact on the economy of the South. When analyzing the proposition that the Civil War could have possibly been avoided, it is important to take into consideration what was at stake for each side of the nation at the time. The two disagreed morally and religiously, as if you were to place a concentrated population of radical Muslims in the North and devout Atheists in the South. Their economies were not reliant on one another and had to compete for economic stability because of England’s industrialization. And, behind these moral and econom... ... middle of paper ... ...ery but rather wanted to prevent the expansion. Despite his efforts, the impact of the economical, social, cultural, moral, and political rift had placed such a strain on these two opposing forces. There was a division between the North and South that had grown so great that a war was inevitable. Works Cited Roark, James L. et al. “The American Promise Fourth Edition.” Bedford St. Martins. 2009. http://www.civil-war.net/pages/timeline.asp http://www.nps.gov/cwindepth/abcivwarTimeline.htm http://www.history.com/topics/missouri-compromise http://www.history.com/topics/bleeding-kansas http://www.ket.org/civilwar/causes.html http://www.ket.org/civilwar/causes2.html http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/civil-war-overview/northandsouth.html http://sda.berkeley.edu/quicktables/quickoptions.do

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