Causes of the Civil War Although some historians feel that the Civil War was a result of political blunders and that the issue of slavery did not cause the conflict, they ignore the two main causes. The expansion of slavery, and its entrance into the political scene. The North didn't care about slavery as long as it stayed in the South. South Carolina seceded, because Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, was voted into office. The Republican party threatened the South's expansion and so Southerners felt that they had no other choice.
The Northern states and the Southern states experienced the Secession Crisis very differently. Bowman talks about why the South seceded from the union in hopes to preserve slavery and not lose product and keep the rights that were given to them by the state and constitution. Bowman then explains how the Northern states want to abolish slavery and make the United States a whole again with no confederate country while not trying to cause a civil war. The leaders of the Southern states were more responsible for the Secession Crisis because it was their design to leave the union because the beliefs with religion and power and goals that they had as a confederacy were much different than the United States or
Jefferson Davis told his Confederate Congress that because of the flaws in the Constitution it would be unjust to stay in the Union and it was in South’s best interest to secede because amendments weren’t being made that would favor the growth of the South (Document H). This secession inevitably ended with Civil War and the major cause of the war would become the flaws that were drawn out of the Constitution. By analyzing the evidence presented, it is apparent that the interpretations of the Constitution and flaws that were found were the major causes of events that lead up to Civil War. The Civil war would not have happened if the flaws were amended thus ending the fighting over the constitutionality of certain issues. In conclusion the Constitution has done many things that united and divided the Union because of the ideals of man.
Also if the south did that there would not be a civil war. Both southern resistance and northern neglect contributed to the death of reconstruction. However southern resistance was the greater problem. The lesser problem was the right of the African Americans to vote the south did not like it but it was the least of their problems that the south had going on. Although it was not the main reason reconstruction ended, The right for voting for African Americans was stil... ... middle of paper ... ...ne to war.
One of these reasons was the fall of the Whig Party. The Whigs opposed annexations because they threatened the harmony of the sections. The Whigs were too divided, this lead to them not being able to answer back to the Democrats attempts to bring back the manifest issue in 1854. The Kansas- Nebraska Act wreaked havoc; this act would allow slavery in areas where it had never been permitted before. This act was supported by Southerners which lead to the North becoming more worried about ending slavery.
The long history of conflict in the Union resulted in what many saw as an unavoidable ending, but what was really a conclusion stemming from a line of precise and certain events which aggravated the relationship between the two parts of the country. The crux of this conflict—the disagreement over slavery—would prove to be the catalyst for the chain of political and social events leading up to the war, but not as the reason for secession.
The Contrary to the Jacksonian legislation, the North wanted a good banking and currency system and federal subsidies for shipping and internal improvements. The South felt these were discriminatory and that they favored Northern commercial interests. While numerous problems had clearly been prevalent in the United States, the war could have been averted if a settlement had been reached on the slavery issue. The abolitionist of the time had strongly opposed the concept, but a large number of Northern residents had remained pacifistic on the subject. The South had developed slavery to such an extent that without it, their economy would suffer enormous setbacks.
The Missouri Compromise had an interesting political action, It depicted the norths disagreement towards slavery was more of a political issue rather than a moral argument. In the early 19th century , the north was populated with abolitionists and radicals, those who believes in abolition. Their main aim was not to stop slavery because it was inhumane, but the fact that white people were becoming unemployed and the south were becoming more powerful. The Missouri Compromise of 1820 was a debatable decision for the north and the south. A decision towards whether or not Missouri should come in as a slave state.
A sequence of major events such as The Kansas-Nebraska Act, which called for popular sovereignty, and The Nullification Crisis, which rose controversy in southern states regarding their rights, revolved around sectional conflicts dealing with slavery which ultimately led up to the devastating outbreak of the Civil War between the opposing regions of the North and South. Although slavery did play a major role in causing the Civil War, other causes include economic differences, constitutional disputes, and political blunders along with extremism. The Civil War was an avoidable conflict between the North and South. The Civil War was not inevitable because of failures of leadership in the North and South and extremism on both sides. Leading up to the Civil War, failures of leadership were present in both the North and South.
Before the South seceded from the union, from 1850-1861, the issue of slavery in the new territories and in the Union was debated between the North and the South, they had turned to the Constitution for answers, but because it was written to be vague that it did not provide much help other than fueling the debate further. Slavery wasn’t directly mentioned in the constitution, which made it very difficult to determine the Constitutions stand on slavery. In the territories that the Union that acquired, whether slavery would exist or not was another issue of debate, since the expansion of slavery was once again not covered in the Constitution either. In some territories like Kansas popular sovereignty was used to determine if it would be slave or free. In 1850 the Compromise of 1850 was passed as well as the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, which made it harder for African Americans to escape the institute of slavery.