Reasons For The Abolition Of The Civil War

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The Civil War was a war fought within the United States between the North (Union) and South (confederacy). In the year of 1860 and 1861, seven southern slave states (South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Texas) decided to secede from the Union. South Carolina was the first to secede from the Union. They want laws that protect slavery from being abolished approved. The Northern states wanted abolition, but the South opposed it. The main reason for the south’s secession was the issue of slavery. The Southern states decided to secede because they wanted to keep their slaves for finance purposes, protect their state rights and also because they were against the abolition of slavery.
Firstly, the South they wanted to
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Southerners constantly argued for states’ rights and a weak federal government, but it was not until the 1850s that they raised the issue of secession, especially the state of South Carolina. The Fugitive Slave Act was part of the compromise and was passed to deal with the balance between the slave and free states. The Fugitive Slave Act states that any person held to labor and escaped into another state should not be cleared from labor but returned to the owner. The slave act approved slave owners to go into other states to get their slaves. The Fugitive Slave Act caused many abolitionists to increase their efforts against slavery. Northern states decided to form an abolitionist movement that will help runaway slaves by providing them with some protection, food and …show more content…
Abraham Lincoln’s beliefs and actions by passing the emancipation proclamation led to the liberation of African-Americans from the bonds of slavery. The abolitionists also played an important role in the freedom of African Americans. They provided food, shelter, and protection for the runaway slaves. They also provided underground railroads that helped in the escape of runaway slaves. I was not in support of the fugitive slave act but I think it really motivated the abolitionist/north to take action in providing freedom for the slaves. If the reason the south seceded was to protect slavery from abolition, then perhaps a better strategy would have been waiting until such an attempt was actually made. The Confederate was finally conquered and there was freedom for

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