Major problems in American history week 14-The period of 1850-1861 

Major problems in American history week 14. The period of 1850-1861 is the end of compromise and the death throes of the Union as it was known prior to the Civil War.

Major problems in American history week 14-The period of 1850-1861

Major problems in American history week 14. The period of 1850-1861 is the end of compromise and the death throes of the Union as it was known prior to the Civil War. In discussion this week answer the following questions:

Based on your readings and the evidence presented, what were the most significant factors that led to the eventual secession of the Confederacy in 1861?Obviously slavery is part of the issue, but what other factors do you see at play here?

What specific events do you think most contributed to the split? Remember, you must use citations in your posts for full credit.

More details;

Causes Of Secession

Issues include d States Rights and disagreements over tariffs but the greatest divide was on the issue of slavery. This was legal in the South but had gradually been banned by states north of the Mason-Dixon line.

What caused the secession?
Many maintain that the primary cause of the war was the Southern states’ desire to preserve the institution of slavery. Others minimize slavery and point to other factors, such as taxation or the principle of States’ Rights.

How and why did the South secede and form the Confederacy?

The force of events moved very quickly upon the election of Lincoln. South Carolina acted first, calling for a convention to secede from the Union. State by state, conventions were held, and the Confederacy was form ed. Within three months of Lincoln’s election, seven states had seceded from the Union.

How did the election of 1860 lead to secession?

The Republican Party platform promised not to interfere with slavery in the states, but opposed the further extension of slavery into the territories. … The election of Lincoln led to the secession of several states in the South, and the Civil War soon began, with the Battle of Fort Sumter.

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