The Battle Of The Civil War Essay

1132 Words Feb 7th, 2015 5 Pages
The civil war was a war between the Northern Union, and the Southern Confederate states. It will forever be known as the bloodiest battle in American history and left scars on the country that will never fully be healed. On December 20th, 1860, South Carolina seceded from the Northern Union. This was followed by many more states and they became known as the Confederacy. The political, social, economic differences between the North and the South, as well as the looming issue of slavery made the Civil War inevitable. The issue of slavery is often thought of as the number one cause of the Civil War. While this might be true, it is not for the reason that the North thought slavery was evil, and the South thought slavery was good. Much of the people that lived in the North were moderates and believed in White Supremacy almost as much as the South . Even Abolitionists in the North were a minority. One key difference between the two sides was their ideologies. Abolitionists were numerous enough to provoke the South into taking a defensive position on slavery. The South’s “excuse” for slavery went from a “necessary evil” to a “positive good”. They argued that slavery taught Africans discipline and slaveholders gave slaves food and shelter. This was very different from Northern ideology where free labor and Capitalism reigned supreme. These very two different ideals would cause conflict in an area of land trying to stay together as one country. Also, in the 1800s, America wanted…

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