Slavery Was The Main Cause Of The Civil War

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The Civil War was not only a war to abolish slavery, but it was also the war to unite the nation back to what it was before. The Civil War was known as the bloodiest war in American history not because of the number of casualties, but because of the amount of American blood that was spilled. The war had the most amount of American blood spilled than any other war that the United States fought in total. The reason for this is because it was Americans pitted against Americans over slavery. The main cause of the war was slavery in the Southern states. Other countries during this period had already made slavery illegal, but the Southern states still had owning slaves legal. Before the war, Southern states allowed slavery because they were free …show more content…
Colonies would use both Native Americans received from different tribes and Africans imported from Africa. It wasn’t until the boom of Barbados where race started to become essential. Barbados became increasingly popular among Great Britain because it exported sugar. Many British people loved adding sugar to their tea thus increasing the demand for sugar. Farmers in Barbados had both slaves and indentured servants. The servants soon revolted when they realized that the sugar crops had sharp leaves that could easily cut leaves, the weather was hot, and the sugar attracted rodents. Barbados soon enacted a slave code which gave authority to white, property owning males to increase the line between whites and blacks. Slavery was now about race since slaves from Africa were valued. It moved to the colonies where they made some changes to the slave code. Southern colonies had different rules than Northern colonies because in the Northern colonies, slaves could work extra if they were done with their quota to receive extra money based on the amount of resources they could collect. While Northern colonies gave some sort of freedom to the slaves, the Southern colonies did not and were much stricter towards their slaves. During the American Revolution, slaves fought on both sides believing that after the war, they could earn their freedom. That was partly true because some Northern states created laws abolishing slavery, but many of them …show more content…
The new land allowed people to live in more areas. Jefferson sent both Lewis and Clarke to explore the new lands and find trade routes among the land and with Sacajawea, they were successful. Jefferson later sent Zebulon Pike, but he failed because the Spanish captured him for two years and then released back to the states. With the new land, there came problems. With increasing disputes over slavery, there had to be an equal power in the government between free states and slave states or else there might be conflict within the states. If there were more free states, the slave states may feel as if they have no power and that they will abolish slavery where if there were more slave states, the free states may feel as if nothing will get done about slavery in the slave states. There were debates on whether new states should be considered free states or slave states. Missouri is the newest state that is to be admitted into the country. There was conflict with the state because there would have been an odd number of slave and free states. The Missouri Compromise, suggested by Senator Jesse B. Thomas, allowed Missouri to be admitted as a slave state with Maine joining in as a free state to keep the balance in power. The compromise also “drew” a line at the 38th Parallel dividing the country horizontally where any state that joined in the upper

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