differences between states

argumentative Essay
828 words
828 words

There exist many reasons that lead a Civil War to happen in the back then young United States, political issues and incongruity began soon after the American Revolution ended in 1782. Arguments between the North and South grew intense. The issues that caused the Civil War had been brewing since the United States was formed. Some of the most important causes Southerners brought up that lead to the war were unfair taxation, states' rights, and the slavery issue. Its causes can be traced back to tensions that formed early in the nation's history. The history and economic driving force of the North differ from those of the South. Factories developed in the North were manual labor was not required as much, while large cotton plantations developed in the South, were lots of hands were needed in order to run the plantations. Sothern crops were sold to Europe and in return these states would get cheap goods that they could use towards the advancing of their cropping, but as industries grew in the North they too were able to produce the same amount of crops that the south was producing, hence interfering in their way of life, as it made it harder for southern states to sell their goods at a profitable price. Slavery had been a part of life in America since the early colonial period and became more acceptable in the South than the North. Southern planters relied on slaves to run larger farms or plantations and make them profitable (Goldfield, 395). Many slaves were also used to provide labor for the various household chores that needed to be done. Slavery did not fit in the moral values of northerners, as they saw the institution of slavery as abominable, and something that should be abolish as a whole. These people who were against slaver... ... middle of paper ... ...going to ruin their ways of life. These states joined together and formed a new nation which they named the Confederate States of America. We recognize slavery as a moral issue (Goldfield, 392). But in the early nineteenth century, it was seen as an economic issue first, moral issue second. A series of legislative actions, most notably the Missouri Compromise of 1820, had been enacted by Congress to put limits on the propagation of slavery, but compromise with northern and southern interests was always kept in mind. The South had an economic interest in the spread of slavery to the new territories so that new slave states could be created and the South's political influence would remain strong. The North had an interest in limiting the spread of slavery into the new territories for both purposes of controlling Southern political power AND support of the moral issue.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that there are many reasons that lead to a civil war in the back then young united states. political issues and incongruity began shortly after the american revolution ended.
  • Compares the history and economic driving force of the north and the south.
  • Explains that slavery was a part of life in america since the early colonial period. southern planters relied on slaves to run larger farms or plantations and make them profitable.
  • Explains that political leaders on both sides became interested in the issues of slaves and slavery.
  • Analyzes how south carolina was the first state to officially secede from the united states.
  • Explains that slavery was seen as an economic issue first, and moral issue second in the early nineteenth century. the missouri compromise of 1820 was enacted by congress to limit the propagation of slavery.
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