Radical Abolitionism Essay

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The Civil War landmarked the defining moment when the tension and anger between the Northern and Southern people had reached a point of no return. Until 1861, the radical abolitionism, failed compromises, and industrial differences in America pitted the North and the South against each other in a sectional battle for social, political, and economic power. Thus igniting the spark of the Civil War between the American people. The stark differences in the Northern and the Southern territories promoted a vast political change in the years between 1793 and 1850. When Thomas Jefferson drafted a slavery clause of the constitution, the issue of slavery was too controversial for an infant America to discuss, and with a large push to get the constitution …show more content…
Before the Civil War, there was an upsurge in abolitionist writing too. Frederick Douglass was an influential writer who published The North Star, an abolitionist paper, and wrote an autobiography including facts about his time in slavery and his escape from it in Maryland. Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, was also a very influential writer in the abolitionist cause. Her book showed the true horrors of slavery that she witnessed while visiting Kentucky to mainly Northerners which made them realize slavery was wrong and that they needed to join the …show more content…
The Civil War marked a turning point for the abolition of slavery, and marked the largest death toll of any war. The political, economic and social turmoil that built up before the Civil War, boiled over due to quick-fix compromises, differences in economic industry, and contrasting ideals surrounding the idea of slavery. Slavery may have been widely accepted by the citizens of the Roman and Grecian eras, slavery caused the destruction of a America’s unity due to the deep-rooted disagreements surrounding slavery that had already begun before the constitution was written and

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