HIS 115 WEEK 9 Final Project Historical Timeline and Essay
HIS 115 WEEK 9 Final Project Historical Timeline and Essay
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Civil War Author Axia College of University of Phoenix Civil War 1 Civil War 2 Civil War The year 1861 began the start of the Civil War which was led up to by many different events in the history of America which led to the separation of the nation Slavery was a large reason for the start of the Civil War which many important leaders voiced their opinions pertaining to the abolishment of slavery such as President Washington President Jefferson President Madison and President Monroe These Presidents were Southern men and holders of slaves who realized that the situation of slavery needed change The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 passed and the ideas for expanding westward and manifest destiny were put into play with the Northwest Territories banning slavery on their soil University of Groningen 2009 The Northwest Ordinance ensured that the Northern United States would be free of slavery Although there was distinct difference between the slave owning south and the free North the expansion westward led to the need for equality between the slave owning South and the free North in the new westward territory This need for equality led to two more acts that were developed to solve the disputes over the new territories of the west A separation point was established at 36 30 N parallel through the Missouri Compromise of 1820 to divide the new territories of the West into free soil and slave owning soil The Civil War Homepage 2009 Another section of the Missouri Compromise of 1820 allowed the state of Maine to enter the Union as a Free State and Missouri to become a slave owning state The Missouri Compromise of 1820 developed a physical line of territory between the Northern and Southern territories in addition to the Civil War 3 current separation of the North and South based on their rights to own slaves The soil that was separated within the Missouri Compromise included the land that was acquired during the Louisiana Purchase All soil located north of Missouri s southern border would be free land except for Missouri which was the compromise University of Groningen 2009 Missouri and all states south of the Missouri southern border were slave owning states As colonies continued to move west towards the coast a strong belief arose over continuing this territorial line further to the coast of California This was especially true after the 1848 discovery in the Sutter s Mill The gold brought on more debate in regards to the destiny of these territories The Compromise of 1850 was a law that Senator Henry Clay drafted in regards to the destiny of the territories of the west The Compromise of 1850 allowed California to join the Union a state free of slavery while the additional soil was separated into New Mexico and Utah without describing whether these states were Free States or slave owning states to preserve the balance between the North and South Additionally the Compromise of 1850 outlawed the ability to buy and sell slaves within the District of Columbia Finally the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 was modified to strengthen the Act through the Compromise of 1850 The modifications of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 strengthened the rights of slave owners to allow them to obtain possession of their slaves that ran away to territories of the Free States This modification caused outrage to the Northern territories University of Groningen 2009 Following the Compromise of 1850 by four years the KansasNebraska Act was passed which resulted in a fight over the territory of Kansas between the Northern and Civil War 4 Southern territories The original Missouri Compromise of 1820 was overturned to allow for the North to take control of Missouri as a free state due to the KansasNebraska Act While Kansas was campaigning for statehood both the Northern and Southern states had large populations of individuals go to Kansas as an attempt in altering the votes for their territory The large levels of violence that took place during this time in 1955 led to what is known as Bleeding Kansas Many elections and conventions took place during this time to reach a decision pertaining to Kansas as a new state Those individuals who came from Missouri to Kansas are the cause for most of the violence that took place Missouri was not willing to be bordered with three Free States The Civil War Homepage 2009 The North faced continued distress which was now being brought on by an 1857 decision by the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case This Supreme Court ruling resulted in further disputes between the North and South Dred Scott a slave who lived in the slave owning state of Missouri under his owner was taken to the Free States of Illinois and Wisconsin where After returning home to Missouri Dred Scott took it upon himself to sue for his rights to freedom being that he had been taken to states where slavery had been abolished The ruling by the Supreme Court was not in favor of Dred Scott Instead the Supreme Court ruled that Dred Scott was not a citizen unable to vote and therefore unable to sue his owner The time that Dred Scott spent in Illinois and Wisconsin had no affect on his slave status in Missouri This Supreme Court decision basically allowed for slave owners to legally take their slaves which are considered their property anywhere they would like This Supreme Court decision implied that even though states were considered free the slave owners were allowed to take their slaves into Civil War 5 these states regardless and there were no restrictions This meant that slavery could still spread without restriction even to the Free States University of Groningen 2009 Congress politically set up these acts and laws as a form of maintaining a balance between the Northern Free States and the South s slaveholding states To maintain this balance each side needed to be represented in the Senate equally regardless of the larger population of citizens in the North The implementation of these Acts only caused social problems between the North and South Boundaries were formed around the territories of the North and South and physical and political battle began over the Western territory It was the separation of these territories and the development of these Acts which led to the Civil War Within the economy the largest are of industry and population was the North yet the material needed for these industries was in the South For the North who relied on the material from the South to continue with their industrialization the South needed their slaves whom they relied on for producing the material Congress believe that providing a balance would eventual work itself out to abolish slavery on its own though this backfired with the Dred Scott decision by the Supreme Court Finally the 1860 Presidential election of Abraham Lincoln led to the final steps before the much anticipated Civil War between the Northern and Southern territories Civil War References The Civil War Homepage 2009 Events Leading to War Retrieved on May 25 2010 from httpWWWcivilwarnetpagestimelineasp University of Groningen 2009 From Revolution to Recovery Retrieved on May 25 2010 from httpodurletrugnlusaHl994indexhtm 6 Civil War 7 Northwest Ordinance Act of 1 7398 Prevents slavery from existing in new federal territories Compromise of 1850 CA joins union as free state New Mexico and Utah with no slavery restrictions Slave trading abolished in DC Fugitive Act of 1793 modi ed KansasNebraska Act 0 Overturns Missouri Compromise o Opens Northern Territory to slavery Dred S cott Decision Supreme Court ruled Blacks are not citizens Slave owners can take slaves to free states 1860 Election 0 Abraham Lincoln elected o 40 popular vote 0 Not on ballot in South Missouri Compromise of 1820 I Allowed Maine to be admitted as a free state and Missouri as a slave state 0 Established 36 30 N as dividing line between free and slave areas of the territories Harriet Beecher Stowe s Uncle Tom s Cabin Published Bloody Kansas Era 0 Violent events that took place because no one knew if Kansas would enter union as a free state or a slave state Fort Sumter Fired Upon 0 Ship with troops and supplies arrived I Fired upon and retreated 0 Four more States seceded in the next ten days
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