Essays Tagged: "slave state"

Why the civil war took place

ny factors involved in the occurrence of the Civil War. The main and immediate cause of the war was slavery. Southern states, including the 11 states that formed the Confederacy, depended on slavery t ... the union. The Missouri Compromise was passed; this compromise admitted Missouri to the Union as a slave state and admitted Maine as a free state to keep the balance in the Senate. It also provided t ...

(2 pages) 553 8 4.1 Mar/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

DBQ relating to John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry.

him for his radical abolitionism, even to the point of martyrdom.Horace Greeley, a well known anti-slavery activist and editor of the New York Tribune at the time, disagreed with Brown's method, alth ... great evil; we think Brown at Harpers Ferry pursued the latter...And, while we heartily wish every slave in the world would run away from his master tomorrow and never be retaken, we should not enter ...

(4 pages) 184 2 4.9 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Kansas Nebraska Act.

In each territory popular sovereignty would allow voters to determine whether the state was to be a slave state or a free state. If Stephen's Act was passed, a railroad could be built from Chicago to ... elieved it was a terrible plot to turn Free states into a "dreary region...inhabited by masters and slaves." All across the antislavery North, citizens held protest meetings and sent anti-Nebraska pet ...

(4 pages) 78 0 3.7 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

This essay is on President Millard Fillmore. It gives a breif bio and explains what he did during his presidency for the country and gives my view.

Hostility began between North and South concerning the question of weather or not Texas should be a slave state or a free state. Fillmore was against slavery and didn't want to bring in another slave ... 1850. Many people, North and South, said the compromise wasn't a final solution to the question of slavery in the territories.On September 9, 1850, as part of the first act of the Compromise of 1850, ...

(3 pages) 15 0 1.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Civil War: Prelude to the Civil War

il War. The first event was the Missouri Compromise. The Missouri Compromise admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state, thus keeping the balance in the Senate. It also banned slaver ... s Missouri's southern boundary. The Missouri Compromise came about, because of the debate over both slavery and Missouri's economy in 1819, when Missouri was applied for statehood. If Missouri was to ...

(3 pages) 165 1 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Civil War Causes

North's aggression to control the South had led to the point where it was intolerable. The issue on slavery was one of the cause of the Civil War. Slavery and slave trades had become a big part of the ... cause of the Civil War. Slavery and slave trades had become a big part of the South's economy. The slaves were needed to work on plantations which helped the South prospered. During the 19th Century, ...

(3 pages) 48 1 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Territorial Expansion in the United States From 1800-1850

uld extend from sea to shining sea and maybe even farther. But it was the issue of the expansion of slavery into the new territories that pitted the North against the South and split our nation apart. ... the Louisiana Purchase. It lay out of the jurisdiction of the Northwest Ordinance, which prohibited slavery in the Northwest Territories, and had a long tradition of slavery. Therefore, in 1817 Missou ...

(3 pages) 122 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The causes of the break up of the Union: the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the decision of the Dred Scott case and of course, slavery

three that stood out the most. Many people believe that the Civil War was a war fought solely over slavery, but the reality was it was fought on several fronts. The three main causes were: the passag ... ebraska Act, the decision of the Dred Scott case, and the South's cultural influenced fanaticism on slavery.In 1854 Kansas territory wanted become a state. The only question left to be decided was whe ...

(4 pages) 75 0 4.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Westward Expansion.

e Missouri Compromise. In 1818, Missouri petitioned Congress for permission to enter the Union as a slave state. The major problem was it would upset the balance of the equal 11 to 11 free and slave s ... ree and slave states. In 1819, New York Representative James Tallmadge proposed an amendment to ban slavery in Missouri even though there were numerous slaves living there. However, this amendment was ...

(2 pages) 76 0 2.6 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Violence in the Senate-1856.

ansas as 'the rape of a virgin territory,' and blamed it on the South's 'depraved longing for a new slave State.' Sumner made Senator Andrew P. Butler of South Carolina a special target of his censure ... olina a special target of his censure. He charged that Butler was a liar and implied that he kept a slave mistress. Sumner also teased him about a speech impediment caused by a stroke.Sumner's rudenes ...

(2 pages) 22 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Slavery and Economic Policies as causes for the Civil War.

gh some historians feel that the Civil War was a result of political blunders and that the issue of slavery did not cause the conflict, this interpretation fails to consider the two main causes of the ... lict, this interpretation fails to consider the two main causes of the war itself: the expansion of slavery and its entrance into the political scene. The Civil War (1861-1877) was a product of the di ...

(2 pages) 33 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Supreme Court Cases - Dred Scott vs Sanford

, 14th, and 15th amendments, the amendments that solely relates to African Americans. Dred Scott, a slave in 1857 declared his right to be free under the Supreme Court. In 1839 Scott and his master mo ... ght to be free under the Supreme Court. In 1839 Scott and his master moved to Missouri, which was a slave state. Four years later, a U.S. army surgeon named Dr. John Emerson bought Scott and moved him ...

(2 pages) 39 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

ps the reader in suspense by making Huck and Jim float down the Mississippi River to New Orleans, a slave state, on a raft. Instead of taking the Erie Canal or the Railroads to get to Illinois, Indian ... s father, Huck fakes his death and flees to an island, where he meets Jim by accident. Jim, a black slave, has run from his mistress, Miss Watson, because she was thinking of selling him to another ow ...

(4 pages) 41 1 4.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Compromise of 1861

the Senate would be run under equal representation. Another issue still in 1787 was the question if slaves would count when calculating the population of states. The south of course wanted to count sl ... ves, but the North refused to count them. This lead to the Three-Fifths Compromise that stated that slaves would count as 3/5 of one person. This compromises satisfied both the North and south without ...

(7 pages) 27 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Crittenden compromise

ly ensuing civil war. The mid-nineteenth century was a time when many people had their own views of slavery (the main cause of secession), and how Congress should handle it. Northern abolitionists wan ... ain cause of secession), and how Congress should handle it. Northern abolitionists wanted an end to slavery; however, southerners were opposed to such a drastic measure. In the midst of Senatorial con ...

(7 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Harriet Beecher Stowe is known by most as having a

troversial part of the Civil War. Stowe wrote the book Uncle Tom's Cabin, in the point of view of a slave. In writing the book, Stowe drew on her personal experience: she was familiar with slavery, th ... ailroad because Kentucky, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, Ohio, where Stowe had lived, was a slave state. It analyzes the issue of slavery in the Midwest, New England, and the South during the ...

(1 pages) 323 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Bleeding Kansas

between California and Oregon was organized into a single territory simply known as Kansas. Both Proslavery as well as antislavery groups were in a rush to settle this new territory. Both groups wante ... population in this new territory. The majority of the population could later be used to ensure a nonslave or slave state status. This mutual desire to populate Kansas led to several bloody incidents f ...

(3 pages) 24 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

U.S. History - The Coming of the Civil War

ved that immigration was the greatest threat to the American way of life (greater than the issue of slavery)2. What is the significance of the Kansas-Nebraska Act? What is meant by bleeding Kansas?Kan ... of the Kansas-Nebraska Act? What is meant by bleeding Kansas?Kansas-Nebraska Act --> revived the slavery issue-Stephen Douglas reintroduced the bill → split the NebraskaTerritory in two, placi ...

(2 pages) 21 1 3.5 Jan/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Crisis of the Union DBQ

n of the remaining Mexican concession into New Mexico and Utah, allowing state government to decide slavery status in the aforementioned states, eliminating slave trade in Washington, D.C., and passin ... outhern Chivalry. The portrayal clearly lays out the extent of passion when it came to the issue of slavery between the North and the South.African American matters, as well as slavery, only rolled do ...

(1 pages) 16 0 2.3 Feb/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

What Caused the Civil War?

takes and blunders are responsible for the cause of this war. The second one says that the issue of slavery is responsible for the start of the Civil War. I believe that the true cause of the Civil Wa ... ble for the start of the Civil War. I believe that the true cause of the Civil War was the issue of slavery. If one were to break it down even further, then one could say that the issue of the expansi ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History