Similar to the ideologies of the Republicans, Seward believed that slavery was unjust and humans were granted the r... ... middle of paper ... ...ry as inhumane and against universal suffrage. Both abolitionists agreed that compromise was not probable and slave labor was morally wrong. Thus, its expansion must be halted. Similarly the Southern Democrats, although their ideology was the opposite, were not willing to compromise on the issue of the expansion of slavery. Southern Democrat, James Henry Hammond, believed that slavery was necessary for the economic growth of the nation and without it, the North would also perish.
The North wanted slaves to be free, the South on the other hand wanted slaves. There were many changes that occurred after the Civil War, some of which, the South did not like and some the North did not completely agree with. The Civil War was one of the bloodiest wars in the United States history. The Northern territory of the US were fighting against the Southern territory. The South wanted to succeed from the United States because, they believed that there should be slavery.
slaves) into newly opened territories, and to retrieve escaped slaves from the free states with federal assistance. Northern resistance to slavery fell into the categories of self interest and moral (largely religious) opposition. In the small-producer economy of the North, a free-labor ideology (see "Ideologies," below) grew up that celebrated the dignity of labor and the opportunities available to working men. Slavery was seen as unfair competition for men attempting to better themselves in life. Slavery was also seen as a threat to democracy; Northerners believed that a corrupt oligarchy of rich planters, the Slave Power, dominated Southern politics, and national politics as well.
The North wanted to develop a high tariff which would protect the Northern manufacturer but which would not let the South to trade its cotton for foreign goods. The South saw the North want of good banking and currency system as discrimininatory. The main reason for the south wanting to succeed was due to the North’s view on slavery even though Lincoln just saw it as “somehow” the cause of the war. The South depended and needed it while the North was mostly against it. This issue overshadowed all others.
The South, also known as the Confederates, supported slavery. The North, also known as the Union, was anti-slavery, and made every effort that they could to cease it. The Confederates were usually cruel to their slaves, and denied them basic rights. The Union supporters were right in their attempts to end slavery and protect the deserved equity of all people: white or black. Although slavery was not the only cause of the Civil War, it was a main factor to which the other issues seem minuscule.
The author quotes Karl Marx’s stance on slavery and America as this: “The present struggle between the South and the North is, thus, nothing less than a struggle between two social systems, the system of slavery and the system of free labour. The struggle has broken out because the two systems can no longer peacefully co-exist on the North American continent. It can only be ended by the victory of one system over the other.” Secession in the South In order to tackle the causes of the Civil War it ... ... middle of paper ... ...merica, particularly president Lincoln had not only dishonored their rights but the constitution as well. President of Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis whom was the President of the Confederate States considered that a problematic with state rights begun before the slavery dispute which frenzied ahead the problem. In Davis 1861 speech to the Confederate congress, Davis cited concern for early changes in state independence as the United States Constitution replenished the Articles of Confederation in 1787.
With the north and south unable to compromise, war was imminent. Political and social disputes in the United states created tension between the northern and southern states. This tension was mainly caused by economic differences, such as the south’s reliance on imports and the north’s need for protective tariffs. Slavery was also a leading cause. Abolitionist movements were parried by speeches, and the chance of freedom was extinguished by the Fugitive Slave Law.
While the North supported policies that would promote domestic production over importation, the South however supported policies that would encourage trade of cotton with other countries and policies encouraging only domestic production would hinder this. Added to the struggle for power, the North and South disagreed on the controversial issue of slavery. The antebellum slavery period was characterized by the black freedmen in the North and slaves of the South working under harsh conditions for the few cotton farming elite. While the freedmen did indeed have their freedom, they were equally subject to racism from white people. Cotton production was booming in the south and... ... middle of paper ... ...ti-slavery propaganda to inspire and founded the American Anti-Slavery Society.
These economic differences led to sectional rivalry on issues such as slavery and the protective tariff. The interpretation of the federal Union differed between the two sections as well. The South insisted that the federal Union was created by the states; therefore, any state had the right to secede. The North thought otherwise; they believed that people created the Union and no state had the right to secede. The South favored, and the North opposed the extension of slavery into the West.
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.