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The Causes Of The Civil War Essay

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"The tragic 'fireball in the night' envisioned by Jefferson had finally awakened. The Missouri Compromise had neglected. Proslavery and antislavery civilians clashed in the streets and took up arms. Thousands of Northerners were eager to die for their beliefs. The Civil War had started. The nations were at war with each other." This dividing struggle between the North and the South was inevitable. The Civil War was caused by economic, political and moral issues. It all started through an alarming rise in a demand for cotton, and that triggered the building of a barrier between two territories in a growing nation. New Machinery was changing the textile business in New England and Britain. These mills needed an increasing number of cotton, making a new need in the southwest. For this trade with Europe, after 1812, raw cotton accounted for one third all cotton exports of the United States. From 1830, it increased to half an hour. Cotton quickly became a big lucrative currency harvest for the South and North market alike. However, the requirement also revived the need for slaves. The plantations needed to be worked, and blacks were a cheap, efficient way to acquire the cotton chosen. To make their jobs easier, Eli Whitney took advantage of this new idea, and invented the cotton gin(short for engine). It rapidly cleaned the seeds in the short, sticky fibers of upland cotton, the variety that grew all over the South. The procedure was straightforward: a roller transported raw cotton along wooden slats. Sharp metal teeth thrust through the pliers and quickly pulled the fibers from the seeds. In 1794, he obtained a patent. Whitney still earned little since it was simple enough for manufacturers to copy. Even though the machine created attaining cotton quicker, slaves were pushed to work harder and produce more. Blacks under captivity certainly led a brutal, unfair life. But that's the point where the white southerners thought blacks belonged. Northerners knew better. Harriet Beecher-Stowe, a female, black abolitionist was aware of those conditions. She wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin, which was published in 1852, and explained the unbelievable cruelty and horrors of slavery. Stowe wished to "write something that could make the whole nation feel what an accursed thing slavery is." Her book became popular, and over a year, readers had bought 300,000 copies. Wherever it went, it.

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