Essay on The Civil War Was Inevitable?

1458 Words Nov 24th, 2015 6 Pages
The Civil War was mainly based on the different ideological beliefs of slavery between the North and the South. Almost all sectional conflicts such as the Nullification Crisis and Kansas-Nebraska Act revolved around slavery issues, which can be traced back to the earliest years of American colonization. With a Southern agrarian economy in contrast to a Northern industrial economy, the South felt threatened and felt that slavery was the only stable force that kept its economy grounded. Furthermore, prominent Southern and Northern politicians convinced the mainstream to follow their extremist and biased beliefs, further dividing the two regions. With slavery underlying the South’s desire to seek independence, state rights, and ultimately the continuation of southern culture, the succession was unavoidable. The Civil War was inevitable because of the result of extremism and failures of leadership on both sides.

The presence of slavery had slowly built up sectionalist tensions between the North and South during the 19th century. The history and economy of the North were very different from those of the South. While the North developed booming factories, the South built large cotton plantations. By the early 1800s, Northern factories were producing many of those same goods as the South. Furthermore, Northern politicians were able to pass heavy taxes on imported goods from Europe so that Southerners would have to buy goods from the North. The North’s political…

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