THE COMING OF WAR - class notes - THE COMING OF WAR Important ideas Dred Scott 1857 Harpers Ferry 1859 Fort Sumter Emancipation Proclamation I North

THE COMING OF WAR - class notes - THE COMING OF WAR...

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THE COMING OF WAR Important ideas: - Dred Scott, 1857 - Harper’s Ferry, 1859 - Fort Sumter - Emancipation Proclamation I. North and South Views and Visions: - Started to see a split between the North and the South. - These events further polarized the conflict. Northerners believed the best society to have was a free society, labor done by free people -> provided econ mobility and social mobility, believed that a mix of industry and agriculture was good for the econ, believed in providing widespread education to most of its people (pubic school system), believed it was a good idea for the govt to intervene to help the econ, believed it was a good idea for govt to try to improve and reform society -> they wanted these ideals to expand to the West. The complete opposite of northerners’ society was lack of freedom aka the South. Southerners had a very different vision of a proper society: a vast majority of southerners were not slaveholders, they still followed the vision of slaveholders, believed in slave labor system -> labor system and social system of control, were incredibly paranoid about slave uprising, so most of their education involved in military, edu for the few to put down slave rebellion, advocated a weaker federal govt. Southerners viewed northern society – northerners were too interested in working too hard, not laid back enough, they always wanted to reform society.

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