Section 3 Question 2

Section 3 Question 2 - I n the early part of the nineteenth century many white Americans in both North and South would have agreed that slavery was

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In the early part of the nineteenth century, many white Americans in both North and South would have agreed that slavery was a “necessary evil.” By 1861, the two sides were at war largely over the issue of slavery. Evaluate attitudes toward slavery from 1831 up to and including the Civil War. Make sure to address the abolitionist movement, proslavery ideology, events in the 1850s as well as developments during the war itself. Pay attention to specific historical developments as well as the motivations/ideologies of various people/groups over time. Do you think the outcome of the Civil War provided resolution? (This last question should be answered briefly as a concluding paragraph but should demonstrate a knowledge of historical events after the war.) 73, 66, 67 Section 3 Question 2 There were many factors on how the civil war was caused, however the underlying factor was slavery. The issue of slavery divided the union into the North and the South (confederates). On the flip side, the south viewed the north as getting favors from the federal government, greedy industrialists who want to make money, exploiting white men through their labor. To start with, the issue of slavery divided the union into the North and South. The south was strongly pro-slavery, while the north was the abolitionist who was against slavery. Though the north stands strong with its stance on abolition of slavery, at a point it would have agreed that slavery was a necessary evil for various reasons. To begin with, the north viewed the south as lazy, violent, cruel and immoral people. This is because they physically punished the slaves, the fat and lazy plantation owners make the slaves do their
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Reginald during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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Section 3 Question 2 - I n the early part of the nineteenth century many white Americans in both North and South would have agreed that slavery was

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