The Outbreak of the Civil War: A Nation Tears Apart by Heather Lehr Wagner

By Heather Lehr Wagner

On April 12, 1861, accomplice forces fired on federal troops stationed at castle Sumter close to Charleston, South Carolina. With that, the Civil conflict had started. for almost 4 years, the clash that divided the USA into North and South might engulf greater than three million americans and declare 620,000 lives. The battle marked a defining aspect in American background, and its results are nonetheless felt this present day. "The Outbreak of the Civil struggle" examines the standards that led the state to conflict. on the center of those have been differing positions on slavery, states' rights, and the longer term form of the USA. The battles first waged in Missouri, in Kansas, in political events, within the best court docket, and within the U.S. Senate set the degree for the violence that divided american citizens and led the U.S. into civil struggle.

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S. Congress in 1842 and 1844. He finally won a congressional seat in 1847, but his opposition to the war with Mexico cost him his seat two years later. For the five years that followed, Lincoln focused on his law practice. It was the ­ Kansas-­Nebraska Act, supported by Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois, that finally brought Lincoln out of political ­retirement. The ­Lincoln-­Douglas ­Debates When Senator Douglas returned to his home state, he found many who opposed his efforts on the ­ Kansas-­Nebraska Act.

In the early 1850s, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin depicted how both white and black Americans were affected by the evils of slavery. The novel was initially published as a series in the antislavery journal The National Era, and was republished as a book in 1852. It became one of the ­best-­selling books of the nineteenth century. Although most of the book was written in ­Maine—­Stowe had spent only one weekend in a slave ­state—­its moving depictions of the horrors of slavery and the tragic separation of families contributed to a new determination among many in the North that slavery must no longer be permitted in the United ­States.

The Dred Scott decision by the Supreme Court and slavery in the territories in the West became the focus of the debates. 6 Lincoln urged the Illinois audiences to take a position and declare the spread of slavery to be wrong. He warned them against attempting to assume a false neutrality on the issue, as he accused Douglas of ­doing. Douglas won the senatorial election by a slim majority, but Lincoln began looking ahead almost immediately. 7 Path to the ­Presidency Abraham Lincoln’s presidential nomination was the result of savvy manipulation by supporters, and his election was at least partly a result of a split in the Democratic Party.

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