Essay On The Secession War

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It has been discussed fervently in many occasions whether slavery was the principal cause of the American civil war, also known as the Secession war. A bloody rift that took place from 1861 to 1865 in the United States of America and that divided the nation in two opposite parts each one defending an ideology clearly opposed to the other’s, affecting at the same time the economic, political and social structures of the nation. Well, was the question of slavery at the heart of that ideological dispute which drove a whole nation to division and war? To determine that it is necessary …show more content…
. . [A] blow at slavery is a blow at Commerce and civilization . . . There was no choice left us but submission to the mandates of abolition, or a dissolution of the Union" The origins of what is to be considered the principal cause of the Secession war, African-American slavery into the American continent, dates even before of the formation of the United States. In 1619, when a Dutch ship traded African slaves for food at the Virginia Colony. The cheap labor provided in the Southern plantations of rice, tobacco, indigo and forest products by the slaves and the enormous benefits it meant for the colonists with the exportations of those goods made slavery trade the main motor of the economical apogee of the Anglo- American colonies. It has to be mentioned that the South was not the only part benefiting from that new form of economic advance, many merchant from the North also made fortune into that system. Although slavery existed in all the 13 colonies, the declaration of independence came to bring a contradiction into the minds of many Americans especially those descendants from Africans. It claimed human equality while they were living into a completely different context. The presence of Slavery. Well, the North decided to outlaw it (slavery) while in the South the subject was more complex to …show more content…
From general Rebellions as Nat Turner 's which led to the outlawing of the education of black slaves pedagogically and religiously; anti-slavery organizations and even the literature came to support the anti-slavery activities with the publication of Harriet Becher 's "Uncle Tom 's Cabin", a novel describing the unethical, and deplorable reality of the life of a slave, and which also awakened a great anger from the South, to personal attacks in the name of pro or anti-slavery sympathizing as the attack with a cane against Senator Sumner from Massachusetts by Preston Brooke from Carolina when addressing "The crime Against Kansas" . In 1857 an enslaved man named Dredd Scott traveled with his owner to a free State but when going back to the pro-slavery territories of the South he failed in an impartial 11 years fight for his freedom against the judicial system back then and that, in addition to its unsuccessful attempt a new concept concerning Americans descending from Africans widely known as "The Dredd Scott Decision" was born and dictated the following: Whether slaves or free, Americans descendants from Africans were not considered as citizens thus not able to sue. That new statement irritated more the anti-slavery supporters and movements lead to other turbulences conducted by John Brown and Colonel Robert E. Lee which were confirming the

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