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Various constitutions on the decision arose from the territory, including Lecompton constitution making Kansas a slave state. Despite the efforts of James Buchanan, the constitution received rejection (Ransom 126).
Another significant event was the raid on Harper’s Ferry by John brown and his group of blacks. The primary objective of Brown was to capture weapons and initiate a slave uprising. Unfortunately, the troop led by Robert Lee captured the group and executed them for treason. This led to the open warfare from the growing abolitionist movement.
Upon election of Abraham Lincoln, South Carolina and other states withdrew from the Union. South Carolina had issued a warning that it would withdraw from the Union if Lincoln won, despite his moderate views on slavery. However, Lincoln agreed with the dominant Republican Party concerning the growing power of the South, thus barring the introduction of slavery on new states and territories (Selcer 267).
Another major root of the war was the events at Fort Sumter. On April 10, 1861, South Carolina demanded for the surrender of Fort Sumter, but the garrison commander refused. A fire battle ensued. This event opened the engagement of the Civil War, despite no casualties in the bombardments (Parrington
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Researchers stated that any understanding of American nation should be based on a study of the Civil War. Kaufman stated that the Civil War defined the nation (Kaufman, 2006). It is also undoubted fact that the Revolution has made its own contribution, but exactly the Civil War made the nation stronger and identified its good and bad sides.
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.
As a practical matter, however, the overt parting of the ways between England and America began in 1763, more than a century and a half after the first permanent settlement had been founded at Jamestown, Virginia (Bowen, 1950). The colonies had grown vastly in economic strength and cultural attainment, and virtually all had long years of self-government behind them.
w World, which is America, during the 1800’s are used as laborers and servants; therefore a property of the landowners, which eventually became the cause of the American Civil War (Halsey & Shores 1966-1972).
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However, changes began in the late 19th c which witnessed bloody rebellions and battles: The Native Americans were compelled to protect their lands following legislations enacted by the government of the day in the
The first initiative to change the status and rights African-Americans was the banning of slavery in the Ohio Constitution in 1802. The same legislature (Ohio) also defined the first “Black Laws” which formally restricted the rights of the