Essay on The War Of The American Civil War

1876 Words May 15th, 2016 8 Pages
In the years prior to the American Civil War, Congress created, passed, and dismissed dozens of compromises to diminish sectional tensions created by opposing slavery beliefs. During April 1861, the agreements created by the United States government began to display their repercussions. These repercussions were caused by the unhappiness created by the compromises and because of the unsatisfying conditions, many Southern states, including states such as Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, seceded from the union and the North was constantly unpleased. These deals were made to pacify the hunger to expand to new lands and make them slave states. Opposing the pro-slavery South, Northerners either believed in the gradual emancipation of slavery or immediate emancipation. This is because they believed that each slave was a citizen and should be given liberties. These contrasting ideas of how the nation should deal with the issue of slavery led to the nation being built on a compromise after a compromise. The compromises made by the United States government caused the Civil War. The Three-Fifths Compromise was enacted in 1787 and helped the South gain a majority in the House of Representatives and have a larger impact on the agreements and laws that were passed due to their increased presence. Their presence in the house made the South feel more important in comparison to the North. This enraged the North because they wanted their beliefs to equally be heard and since the slaves were…

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