Reconstruction History Study Guide

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Reconstruction History Study Guide 1. Why did Civil War start? a. South feared that if slavery didn’t expand, it would die in the South b. Each side feared the other one controlling the national government c. Panic of 1857. Federal tariffs on goods imported by the South. (Nullification crisis of 1832) d. South felt that rebellion was a recurring theme in American history (the tree of liberty…., right to rebel). North found justification in “All men are created equal” e. Bleeding Kansas: The inability to find a political solution or sustainable compromise. f. Dred Scott Decision: Northerners felt it was the South imposing on the North g. John Brown: The South feared copy cats and used his actions as an excuse to rebel. The North found some inspiration in his actions h. Split of Democratic Party and Election of Lincoln i. Preserve the Union j. The issue of freeing the slaves was not a Northern rationale 2. Why did the soldiers fight, and why the civilians got behind the war effort?
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HIST 263 taught by Professor Behrend during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Geneseo.

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