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How Sectionalism Lead To The Civil War

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Ashley Harris

on 29 September 2014

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Transcript of How Sectionalism Lead To The Civil War

How Sectionalism Lead To The Civil War
Although the Civil War began because of a build up of events, Sectionalism was a big lead to the Civil War in the United States.
Political Sectionalism
Political sectionalism occurred because of certain events happening throughout the government. Different ideas and perspectives lead to sectionalism between the North and South.
Social Sectionalism
Social Sectionalism occurred because each region's society had a different perspective and values about current events that occurred throughout the country.
Occurs when each state or region puts its' own values before those of others
Economic Sectionalism
mainly industrial which is factories and machinery
used railroads for fast communication and trade
immigrants came for work in the North=cheaper labor than normal white male
Harper's Ferry
Uncle Tom's Cabin
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South economy
rural society, which includes agriculture and farming
relied heavily on crops as a form of profit
used rivers for transportation of goods, but has slow communication
used slaves for free labor, not many immigrants came for work
North Economy
Executive Branch
-Election of 1860
What it is
North's point of view
South's point of view
Judical Branch
-Dred Scott Decision
What it is
Legislative Branch
Wilmot Proviso
North's point of view
North's point of view
South's point of view
South's point of view
What it is
What it is
What it is
North's point of view
North's point of view
South's point of view
South's point of view
Background information
The Civil War was caused by a variety amount of sectionalism throughout the US. The Civil War
was one of the biggest wars of the countries
had the most effects because it was within our own county.
The election of 1860 was an election run between Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas,(North's representatives) John Breckenridge and John Bell (South representatives). The principle issue of the election was the clash of slavery and it's expansion.
wanted Lincoln to become President
supported Lincoln's stance
-no purpose to interfere with already existing slavery, or to introduce equality between white and black men
-believed the Black were entitled to the natural rights listed in the Declaration of Independence(life, liberty, & the pursuit of happiness)
stated that if Lincoln became President-they would urge succession
-felt like lives were endangered
-feels hostility from the North
-they have right to claim property because the North refused to follow the Fugitive Slave Act
Dred Scott was a slave who's owner died while residing in a free state. He claimed to be free since he lived in a free state. However, after discussion, the Supreme Court decided that even though he lived in a free state, he was not a free slave.
disagreed with the decision of the court
stated that the people in the country do not have to listen to the laws, as in they choose the laws they follow
said the Fugitive Slave Act would not be enforced in the North
agreed that Dred Scott was not free
right of property was in the Constitution and slaves were property
20 year agreement says the North will abide to the laws set regardless of the circumstances
not free, even if brought by owner
This was a proviso that was proposed by David Wilmot. This stated that the territories acquired by the United States after the Mexican War. It caused much discussion in Congress and in the states as to whether it should be passed.
agreed with the Wilmot Proviso
-started as a free state, should remain free
-gave into Texas being a slave state
-slaves were taking jobs from the white male
-fear of slave states becoming too powerful
stated that if passed, slave states would succeed from the Union
-fought and paid as a country whole
-have a right to put slaves into the terriotories
David Wilmot
Uncle Tom's cabin was a book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This book provided descriptions of how slaves were treated and emphasized the cruelty of the actions. The North and South both had different reactions.
reacted by increasing their protests against the Fugitive Slave Act
saw it as the truth about slavery and how the Southerns really were
stated the stories were completely false
saw it as an attack on the South as a whole
increased anger toward the abolitionist
John Brown was an active abolitionist. He, among other followers including his own two sons, began attacking to South. He was in hope to lead a huge slave revolt. John Brown ended up losing his own life.
says John Brown was ready to die for his contry
say what he did was wrong, but still believe slavery was wrong
risked son's life and his own for a good cause
viewed as a hero because of the nobility
Blames North for the attack
-peace, way of life, was disturbed
-own citizens were murdered
closer to Disunion than ever before
The Civil War was a war fought within our own country, where our only enemy is ourselves. This was fought between 1861 to 1865. The main cause was the discussion of slavery, but it was also the differences between the Borth and the South.
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