Causes Of The American Revolution Lead To Civil War
America, how we know it today, was not formed in one day, but was rather established through a series of events. Two of the greatest stepping stones in American history were the American Revolution, and the American Civil War. Although they were both two separate events, the Revolution lead to many events, such as the Constitution and the Articles of Confederation, that were primary causes of the American Civil War. The Revolution also caused many rebellions when Southerners were displeased after the Constitution had granted “equality for all”, including slaves. The South was also frustrated with their economic downfall, and their social differences between the Northern colonies. These effects caused many strong conflicting views between the colonies, which in the end, caused a Civil War.
Before the Revolutionary War had began, as a result of the Seven Years War the Stamp Act of 1764 and the Sugar Act of 1765 were established. The Stamp Act and the Sugar Act were taxes levied directly on American colonists by the British government. These taxes led to …show more content…
Slaves, primarily in the south, would use this system to escape from their slave owners and go toward the North and Canada. About 100,000 slaves escaped in the span between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. One of the many reasons the Civil War was fought was because of slavery. The North had been against slavery for years, while the South did not want it to get abolished because it was a necessity of theirs. Therefor, the North and the South were never able to come to a conclusion on whether it should be kept or demolished. The North kept receiving slaves that escaped from the South, which angered the South even further. Southerners were not pleased that the northerners were not accepting their views, which gave the South more reason to start a