Indirectly, the election and secession also led to the end of slavery because it triggered the war. Overall, this event led to everlasting grudges which can still be found between people in the north or south. American history is even taught differently in different areas of the country. This event showed the fragility of our nation, and highlighted the intense need to compromise to uphold the nation and
The American Civil War was Avoidable The explosion of the American Civil War was caused by a vast number of conflicting principles and prejudices, fueled by sectional differences, and set afire by a very unfortunate set of political events. Undoubtedly, the central theme of almost all of the events that led up to the Civil War was one way or another, related to the dispute of slavery. Throughout the nineteenth century, slavery-related tensions brewed to such an extent, that politicians often took accustom to avoiding the hot topic altogether, because they were too scared of either starting a big political feud, or losing votes from one side of the issue or the other. More specifically, three events that were most instrumental in bringing about the Civil War were the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 and the Presidential election of 1860. Because of such strong reactions to these events, the Civil War was practically unstoppable, however if the parties wanted to avoid a war altogether, they could have advocated more compromise and popular sovereignty.
This new ruling meant that Congress no longer had the authority to stop the spread of slavery. Because of this abrupt change in political power, the northerners feared that slavery would spread into federal territories. These tensions ... ... middle of paper ... ...y deserved no rights. These impelling disagreements upon the view of slavery created a contrast in daily life from the North and South. Social disputes in different viewpoints of people regarding slavery eventually initiated the Civil War.
Politically, the Northerners contributed immensely to the opening of the Civil War. John Brown's Raid at Harpers Ferry made the south believe the Northerners had a whole scheme to ban slavery. The South wondered how or why they would remain in the Union when a "murderous gang of abolitionists" were running around. Southerners also believed that this violent abolitionist's view was a common one shared by the entire North. This act of the North made the South resent the North's pushy ways and begin to think of leaving the Union.
The Civil War was inevitable between the North an South, as their social beliefs on slavery were worlds apart, westward expansion was creating tension, and Spot's Resolution, Wilmot Proviso, and Election of 1860 made the war unavoidable. The social beliefs between the North and South were a major cause of the Civil War, and as many people are aware: you cannot "fight fire with fire", which is exactly what occurred between the North and the South. This action in itself will eventually lead the country to war, as each side's opinion on slavery becomes more heated. The North believed that they took a moral highroad, claiming that slavery was wrong and needed to be abolished. The South, on the other hand, saw slavery as a way of life and, since the slaves only were 3/5th of a person to them, they saw nothing wrong with what they were doing.
John C. Calhoun showed his displeasure by writing, “I have, senators, believed from the first that the agitation of the subject of slavery would, i... ... middle of paper ... ...ery and pro-slavery supporters, resulting in Civil War. As social events, including the Mexican-American War and abolitionist movement, intensified the slavery debate, the Compromise of 1850 and the Kansas-Nebraska Act failed to ease political differences, leading to the Civil War. Social unrest, aided by the abolition movement, increased the debate over slavery as America obtain new lands from the Mexican-American War. This resulted in the passing of the Compromise of 1850 and the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which will result in failure. The failure of the compromises proved the nation could not function as one, resulting to the justification of the Southern Secession; war was inevitable.
This same passion that continues to fill these protesters once filled every American. However, in this instance Americans had enthusiastic, but opposing viewpoints about slavery. The North believed everything about slavery was morally wrong and that having slaves went against the American ideal of freedom. Southerners believed in their guaranteed right of property protection, and believed that the federal government taking away slavery opposed the democracy that America is also based on. When slavery re-emerged as a topic that needed to be settled, the political field was overcome by the chaos of this emotional subject.
Many events led to the horrific Civil War, but all of these events happened because of one reason; slavery.The Missouri Compromise, Fugitive Slave Act, and the Election of 1860 were the most significant of these events that led to the war. II. The Missouri Compromise would be the very beginning of the nation breaking apart. In 1817, Missouri applied for statehood, however, the people of Missouri wanted to be a slave state. Missouri's statehood would make slave states have the majority in congress, which scared the North.
This huge debate showed just how slavery divided the nation (Forbes VI). Differences between the views of the North and South led to a deeper divide, which in turn led to the Civil War. Most people knew the consequences of banning slavery, so they kept the Missouri Compromise in place. Overwhelmed with this issue, politicians dealt with the troubling issue carefully because it potentially could separate the Union, and everyone knew the South would not agree to the ban on slavery (Forbes IX). During this time, states entered the Union in pairs-one slave and one free.
This view better be worth it. Spawning thoughts of rebellion in the minds of Northerners and Southerners alike, the ratification of the Kansas-Nebraska Act not only fanned the flames of the already smoldering tension in the Union, but it quickly separated the largest political party in America. It resulted in brutal violence in Kansas, portending the beginning of the Civil War. This act left extremely compelling changes to America’s political system, many of which continually affect us today. America changed tremendously with the passage of this act.