Course Date American Civil War was undoubtedly the bloodiest war in the history of the country. It is a well-known fact that a grand confrontation of the northern and southern states claimed the lives of many American people…
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Thus, each person who is going to understand the American character absolutely needs to explore the great catastrophe of the XIX century, to explore the Civil War. In such a way the main aim of this paper is to assume an American leader role on self, in 1860, and imagine whether it was possible to avoid the Civil War. First of all it is necessary to understand the main reason for this large-scale military conflict, forced the citizens of one country to stand up against each other with arms in their hands. The most common cause of the Civil War is usually considered to be a struggle for the abolition of slavery (Boritt, 1996). Of course, the abolition of slavery was not the only one that caused so far going opposition, so, the growing influence of the North in making some policy decisions that would benefit it also raised questions on the part of the Southerners, and increased the difference in the overall lifestyle of the two parts of the country. Such actions caused great tension, but it was a cornerstone in building a relationship of North and South for many years of the country's history. Basing on the opinion that the abolition of slavery was the main reason of the Civil War it is necessary to mention that slavery was more economic than racial phenomenon. In this context we see that the position of Lincoln was not as radical as we sometimes suppose, because he was a proponent of the abolition of the further spread of slavery, but agreed with the right to own slaves in the southern states. Thus, being a president I would be able to try to minimize harms of Lincoln’s views using better considered positions which would help to solve political and economic contradictions between North and South, to look for the solution of territorial expansion, economic crisis and modernization of the economy in those times period. It is possible to suppose that the abolition of the slavery would have more mild character if the state would be able to unite two parts of the country into one organism and buy all slaves from their masters and made them free, giving them an opportunity to change their status from ordinary slaves on wage slaves. In some degree this proposition would cost a lot of money for the state, but this step would overcome many contradictions between South and North, giving both states equal opportunities, using implementation of one strong ideology on the whole nation. One more reason that may explain the necessity of buying slaves by the state is the fact that such actions would help to stop armed revolt among slaves making them free. The main aim of many slaves was to find own freedom, because some slaves had an opportunity to pay money for their lives and become free, while others were very poor and only state could help them to fight for their rights and prevent their participations in rising against the state. Thinking about the main reasons of the Civil War it is important to add that Americans also fought for a principle, this mean that they also need to know which laws were more important - the laws of the State or All-American laws (Higham and Woodworth, 1996). It shows that the nation needed one strong ideology which would be able to organize nation around one big aim in spite of anything. Agreeing with the fact that the Civil War is a big pain of American nation it is necessary to state that scientists, researchers, politicians, historians, and even ordinary people are still debating the topic
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The main issue between them was slavery which the North wants abolished while the South wants it retained because social structure was based on the work of slaves in the southern plantations and its lifestyle. A war on an emotional issue as slavery may have its merits, since it abolished slavery forever all throughout the entire United States territories.
If I Were the United States President During the 1860’s, How Would I Prevent the Civil War?
This paper explores what measures or action would have been done to prevent armed and violent civil conflict from occurring based on personal understanding and opinion.
At the same time, the Northern states gradually abolished slavery. Political leaders from the south believed that each state had unalienable rights to make vital decisions without interference even for the national government. Among those rights was the right of a state to secede, or pull away from the Union of the United States.
In the report, the researcher has discussed some military failures surfaced during the civil war. The American federal army learned a lot from these war scenarios and the top hierarchical leadership strived harder to overcome the readily available supply lines as this matter was of the grave importance during the Civil war.
From a historical perspective, Reconstruction Era ensued immediately after the American civil war. It covered a period of 12 years from 1865-1877. Civil war took place in the Southern region, and emerged as an armed struggle between the Northern Union and the Southern states.
Name Institution Course Instructor Submission Date Why were American politicians unable to fashion a compromise, as they had done in the past, to avoid a civil war in 1860 and 1861? Introduction A large group of American citizens has been wondering why American’s politicians were incapable of styling a compromise to avoid occurrence of a civil war in the year1860 and 1861.
The war produced more than 970,000 casualties (3 percent of population), including approximately 560,000 deaths. The causes of the war, the reasons for the outcome, and even the name of the war itself, are subjects of much controversy, even today.
The origins of the American Civil War lay in the complex issues of slavery, politics, disagreements over the scope of States' rights versus federal power, expansionism, sectionalism, economics, modernization, and competing nationalism of the Antebellum period.
The real story, though, sheds light on the perils of a rapidly growing and divided country, newly independent and already changing rapidly. We will take a look at several issues behind the American Civil War while examining the question, “Could it have been prevented?”
eston brooks in the Senate, the rejection of Lecompton Constitution, the raid of Harper’s Ferry by John Brown, the events at Fort Sumter, and the election of Abraham Lincoln as the President (Olsen 237).
Following the enactment of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Kansas had the power