The final straw was the election of Abraham Lincoln as president, as the existence of slavery was threatened. As a result, most of the slave-owning southern states withdrew from the Union, and formed the Confederate States of America. The Confederate States fought the Civil War for state rights, while the Union states fought to abolish slavery and preserve the Union. Political discord and social involvement contributed to the cause of the Civil War. Instead of easing tension, the Compromise of 1850 and the Kansas-Nebraska Act triggered political discord, and intensified the slavery issue, ultimately leading to Civil War.
Slavery Caused The Civil War ‘’I desire no concealment of my opinions in regard to the institution of slavery. I look upon it as a great evil ... A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln said this while running for U.S senator, which included his opinion on the slavery conflict between north and south. The Unites States had a big conflict between the north and south on the country on the belief of the slavery and if it slaves should be free or not. This conflict was from 1861 to 1865. Two supporting events that slavery caused the civil war was the Missouri Conflict and the election of president Lincoln.
The North's aggression to control the south lead to the where were it was no longer tolerable for the South. With the election of the anti-slavery Republican Abraham Lincoln, the southern states decided they had to take drastic action in order to protect their own interests. The south had been waiting for an excuse to secede form the union, the election of Lincoln by the North was their chance. The Northern abolitionists' states were mainly responsible for the Civil war in many political, social and economic aspects. Politically, the Northerners contributed immensely to the opening of the Civil War.
Therefore, according to Americans in the years prior to the Civil War, conflict was inevitable. As a central figure in the Republican Party and passionate advocate for anti-slavery, William Henry Seward characterized the conflict between the Southern Democrats and Northern Republicans as inevitable. Each political party had two radically different ideologies regarding the expansion of slavery into western territories. The Southern Democrats believed that slavery should exist in all western states while the Northern Republicans strongly disagreed. 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.
The long and continuous conflicting views on slavery between the North and South grouped with the political power struggles over the new western territories was only further fueled with their economical and social differences. To state that the Civil War was avoidable would be just be a plain lie. The war meant to take place and it did. Works Cited 1. “American Civil War.” History.
Unable to agree about the amount of rights a state deserved, the North and South fell further away from each other. This division increased as the Fugitive Slave Law was passed and when the final verdict of Dred Scott’s case was announced. Abolitionist attempts to end slavery continued to separate the splitting sides. All in all, the Civil War started out as political and social discords, but grew into a full-scale battle deciding the fate of our nation.
Due to their different views on society and ways of generating money, many people such as abolitionists and pro-slavery apologists had entirely different views. Americans proved to have too many differences that violence and other virulent events were inevitable. Slavery was just too much of a convoluted problem for a juvenile nation, such as America to figure out. As stated in lecture, the impact of slavery shaped both the societies and economies of the North and South, which ultimately led to numerous conflicts. These conflicts include; the Tariff of 1828, the Kansas Nebraska Act and the Missouri Compromise, which eventually formulated the start of the American Civil War.
The ruling also dec... ... middle of paper ... ... the Union and caused slavery issues to come to the political forefront of America. Political and social issues caused an escalation of tension between the North and South, eventually leading to the Civil War. The Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Dred Scott Decision were events that sparked conflict between the free states and the slave states. In pursuing an equitable future, compromises were written and declared unconstitutional due to the questioning of slavery in the United States of America. New laws were implemented, such as the Fugitive Slave Act, but caused more disorder and strife in the Union.
During the 1860's the issue of slavery lean towards a social issue with northerners believing it was un-humane to enslave a human. For example famous abolitionist like John Brown and Fredrick Douglass had led movements to end slavery. In 1860 Abraham Lincoln's election proved that the country was heading in a direction where slavery would be abolished, the south disagreeing with this decided to succeed in 1861 leading to the start of the civil war.
The South despised Lincoln 's election and rose up in revolt by forming the Confederate States of America. Both the North and the South were responsible for the crisis, but the election of Lincoln had the most impact. All of these factors are what began the war in which brother fought brother. In the years of 1830 through 1860, a breach in the unity between the North and the South of the United States occurred. They faced an