Leading to a Civil War. Instructor: Carol Jean Cox. LEADING TO A CIVIL WAR. Events Leading to the Secession of the South The Confederate States of America Causes Leading to the Civil War. Leading to a Civil War. Events leading to the Secession of the South Sucession
"to withdraw formally from a union or alliance”
Southern individual states nullified their ratification of the U.S. constitution
Many hoping the Compromise of 1850 had finally settled slavery
Congress controlled by north
to expand into the west LINCOLN
UNITED STATES VS. STATES UNITED
3. Growth of Slavery
“docile savages to bodily comforts and religious instruction”
Lincoln was a product of his own culture
Freeing of slaves not a matter of equality!!!
Yet he was against the concept of slavery
SAVE THE UNION
South Against High Tariffs
North Against Free Labor
5. Nature of a Republic
South choose to leave under this freedom
Under another system this would not have happened!
Lincoln - July 4, 1861
following Ft. Sumter
“our heritage depends on inherent weakness of a republic to strong to maintain liberties yet too weak to maintain its existence”.
Colonial Am. Nation Civil War