• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

What Caused the US Civil War?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Casey Blackwood 11/29/10 Pd 6 What Caused the Civil War? Have you ever thought about why the Civil War happened? I thought about it and came up with three of the best reasons I could think of to cause the Civil War. These are the reasons that forced the North and south to come to war. First it was because of slavery, then the South seceded from the union when Lincoln was elected, and the South feared that the North would have majority in the senate. If any of these reasons that were mentioned had not been a problem back then, hundreds of thousands of Americans wouldn't have lost there lives. ...read more.

Middle

This would obviously lead to conflict between the two. Neither the North or the South would give in to what the other believed was right, so that influenced the war a lot. Another reason was the succeeding of the South and the election of Abraham Lincoln. About all of the southern states didn't listen when Lincoln said that he would not act against slavery. Once Lincoln was elected to office, the South said that they wouldn't have him leading them. They then left the union and formed the Confederacy. I believed that this was another major cause of the Civil War. ...read more.

Conclusion

So to sum it up the union had more states, more people living in their states, and the union was so much bigger than the confederate states. Which would cause a split Government which would not be good at all. Finally, if America was not faced with these problems that were mentioned in the paragraphs above we might not of had a Civil War. We might still be faced with these conflicts still today if Lincoln hadn't been elected. If slavery wasn't around back then that would be one less thing to worry about. If the South hadn't argued about the senate, the northern states might still have the upper hand. If it wasn't for Lincoln the union and confederacy might still be against each other. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE History Projects section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE History Projects essays

  1. Gallic war

    - Caesar/Plutarch regard this as a heroic victory. - Caesar unusually blames Sabinius in Commentaries for losing the battle and for the defeat. Caesar also describes the defiant speech of the Gallic chieftain Dumnorix imploring his people to support him in a bid for freedom.

  2. Abraham Lincoln

    And in a speech to member of the Democrat Party, President Lincoln defended himself by saying, "You will not fight to free negroes... Fight you, then, exclusively to save the Union. I issued the proclamation on purpose to aid you in saving the Union."

  1. Charles the first was completely responsible for the civil war- to what extent is ...

    he has to agree with some conditions, laud had to stop reforming the churches and to banish the absurd taxes, Charles refuses stubbornly. He sends parliament back in just three weeks after they reunited, this is called the short parliament as it ran for a short period of time, this

  2. To what extent was slavery the key cause of the American Civil War?

    Politics and propaganda surrounding slavery heightened tensions between North and South. Throughout the 19th century as it became more and more clear that a compromise was not going to be achieved both sides began to interpret that other as aggressively threatening their way of life.

  1. Race Relations in the US since 1954

    However, Till was identified by the ring on his finger that belonged to his father. On August 29th Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam were arrested on suspicion of murder. The murder didn't take place simply because Emmett Till had been 'cheeky' by whistling to Carolyn Bryant.

  2. History Around us Coursework – Newcastle Keep

    The river near it meant it was protected on one side, and there was also a very steep drop into this river, which made it very hard to attack the castle from that side. Then, on two other sides of the castle there was the Pandon and Lort Streams with

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work