a) Although many Choctaw Indians did resist the removal, it was a quieter one than the others.
b) After the Treaty of Fort Laramie (also called the Sioux Treaty of 1868,) the Sioux were granted the ownership of the Black Hills and hunting rights to various parts of South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming. However, when gold was discovered in the Black Hills, gold prospectors began to violate the treaty, leading to the Black Hills War. When the U.S. government seized the Black Hills and offered the Sioux money for the land, they refused the money and demanded the land back. But the Sioux did not resist their original removal like the other tribes. It was the taking of land that they were already moved to that angered them. Therefore, …show more content…
The country was then divided into North and South. The publicity sky-rocketed, state elections were being tampered with on account of the slavery issue, and riots were started. This was the big step into the Civil War.
Justification for secession for the south (b)
a) The South did seem a bit afraid of the overpowering Northern economy. However, this was not the main justification.
b) Southern states were more afraid of losing their authority over the citizens. If the Federal Government begins taking jurisdiction over the matters of the states, what decisions could the states make? What good would their authority be if the Federal Government ruled over them? The loss of authority made the Southern states frightened for their beliefs.
c) The protection of the “peculiar institution” was important to Southerners, but not as much of a priority as states’ rights.
d) If Yankee senior citizens were flocking to Florida, many families would be sad to say goodbye. However, I do not believe anyone would find this a justification for secession.
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The answer depends on which fighters we are discussing. For the slaves, the Civil War was fought to destroy slavery. This also seems to be what most people discuss today when conversing on the Civil War.
b) If we are discussing the goals of state officials, it was the fight to secure states’ rights. This is not what most Americans today remember being the main purpose of the war.
c) To many, the Civil War was fought for the preservation of the Union. President Lincoln’s purpose in fighting the war was to reunite the shattered halves of the Union. I believe President Lincoln freed slaves for the good of the Union, not necessarily for the slaves. In fact, he even said that if there was a way to save the Union without freeing slaves, he would do it. By granting slaves freedom, he weakened the Southern resistance. This strengthened the Federal government and helped encourage the free blacks to join the Union Army.
d) There did not seem to be many who simply wanted to punish the South.
Like I said, it is difficult to answer this question with so many different motives. It depends on what a person would gain by it. The blacks were fighting for freedom, the states wanted to keep their authority, and President Lincoln needed the country be stitched back together. However, what the war is remembered for today is its fight for the freedom and equal rights of