The Civil War was prompted by differing interpretations by the North and South of economic and political issues, such as free labor ideology and the spread of slavery, as seen through the analysis of documents dating prior to the beginning of the war. The abolitionist movements predating the Civil War did not have an effect on the instigation of the war because the tensions the movement created were not about morality at all. Some Southerners were angered enough by Northern abolitionists who wrote about the need for immediate abolition of slavery to make it a felony in the South, but even these frictions were not about morality (American Peoples, 28). Instead they were caused by the fact that the South did not want the slaves to know of the movement in the North as to insure there would ... ... middle of paper ... ... did he feel the need to completely abolish slavery in the South. Lincoln’s main priorities were to preserve the Union, and reserve the republic.
They even elected their own president, Jefferson Davis. Jefferson Davis wanted to secede from the Union peacefully, but the problem of federal property arose. Forts were federal property, but the South would not give them up easily. Since the Harpers Ferry raid, Southern states began to prepare for battle knowing that there was much tension between the North and South. They saw that the North would do anything to get rid of slavery.
Lincoln wanted to wipe out slavery for good and the South could sense his secret motives. By trying to trick them, the South rebelled as soon as Lincoln became president and launched what is today known as the Civil war. The Secession of the United States was the cause of thr Civil War. The Southern Confederates were furious that the Northern Union for trying to abolish slavery. When Lincoln was elected president, he tried to once and for all abolish slavery in the North as well as the west.
The president Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation which meant that their goal was to end slavery. Slavery was the main cause of the American Civil War which was believed by both Union and Confederate soldiers. Some thought that slavery was an evil act that went against the Republicanism in the United States and others believed it was not wrong. The United States tried to stop slavery by stopping the expansion of it. Soon slavery began to get better in the North and slavery was nearly wiped out there but in ... ... middle of paper ... ...ry of the American Civil War.
Social disputes in different viewpoints of people regarding slavery eventually initiated the Civil War. Political and social issues set off the spark that led to the Civil War. Forbidding Congress to ban slavery in federal territories, the Dred Scott Decision showed the Supreme Court’s power over Congress, which led to disunity and shock in the northern states. By electing Lincoln during the election of 1860, the South’s role on political influences diminished harshly. The Fugitive Slave Act and the abolition movement expressed people’s opinions on the debate involving slavery, between the northern and southern states.
Jim Kepler, a Confederate soldier, said, “Damn fool… He still thinks it’s about slavery” pg66. Many common people, including Frederick Douglass, thought that the Civil War was being fought over whether or not to abolish slavery. Some where fighting the war based off this cause, but other southern soldiers were fighting for a different cause. George Pickett, a Major General for the Confederate Army, said, “I think my analogy of the club was best. I mean, it’s as if we all joined a gentlemen’s club, and then the members of the club started sticking their noses into our private lives, and then we we up and resigned, and then they tell us we don’t have the right to resign.” pg 66 George Pickett gave this analogy depicting the American Government to show the true motive of why many of the Confederate soldier were fighting in the war.
In 1860 when Abraham Lincoln won the presidency, he pledge with his admirable strong voice to keep slavery out of territories. The Confederate States of America helped form a new nation by the slave states in the South. The Northerner people were not impressed with Lincoln’s decision; they feared that the democracy would create the United States and form smaller countries. War broke out at Fort Sumter in Charleston Bay in 1861, forcing the United States to lower our pride and joy, the flag, and fired their shots on federal garrison. By the end of 1861, around a million armed men shook hands with each other in the two state stretches from Virginia to Missouri.
The American Civil war, also know as the War Between the States, was a bloody war to end slavery. It all started with eleven states seceding from the Union to form their own nation to be able to enslave the African American. The eleven states formed the Confederate States of America, also known as Confederacy, under their president Jefferson Davis. The Civil war came about in 1861 as the North wanted stop the eleven southern states from seceding and forming their own nation just so they can uphold slavery. However, despite having the cold Civil War in the 1860s, all the effort to gain a “new birth of freedom” went in vain.
All of which pissed of the North, and convinced them that the south was trying to dominate the U.S with slavery. I believe that the war was fought over the moral issue of slavery. The North did not care about the institution of slavery as long as it stayed in the South. South Carolina seceded, because Lincoln was voted into office. The Republican party threatened the South's expansionism and therefore Southerners felt that they had no other choice but to secede.
The North did not believe in slavery and wanted no part in owning another human being because that believed that it was wrong and unhuman and that god had not approved of owning a slave. The Northern parts and Southern parts of America experienced the session crises very differently, with the Northerners looking at ending slavery over a graduated period of time and the Southerners demanding the rights that they own come to them from the Constitution of America and states’ rights that were given to them with the help of their Southern leaders who were more responsible for the session crisis than the Northern leaders were. The civil war was a war between the Union and Confederacy in the United States or between the North and the South. One of the major causes why the civil war broke out was because of slavery. In the book At the Precipice