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US Civil War and the abolitionists

1. Explain five causes of the Civil War (not slavery)

2. Explain two reasons why the abolitionists were justified in freeing the slaves (do not say to free the slaves)

3. Explain two reasons why the abolitionists were NOT justified in free slaves.

4. Explain three reasons why the Civil War lasted so long.

5. Explain three reasons why the North won the Civil War.

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1. 5 Causes of the civil war

1. Constitution -
People argued about the meaning of the Constitution since its infancy. From a legal standpoint, the document defines the relationship between the people of the United States and the federal government, detailing the powers and responsibilities of each. In 1828 Vice-president John C. Calhoun said if a state felt a federal law extended beyond the Constitutional rights of the government that state had the right to ignore(or "nullify") the law. This concept dated back the Articles of Confederation. President Andrew Jackson felt the federal government was the highest authority(Article VI, Section 2) and the states had to abide by its law.

2. Economy
The Panic of 1837 and the ensuing depression began to gnaw like a hungry animal on the flesh of the American system. The disparity between northern and southern economies was exacerbated. Before and after the depression the economy of the South prospered. Southern cotton sold abroad totaled 57% of all American exports before the war. The Panic of 1857 devastated the North and left the South virtually untouched. The clash of a wealthy, agricultural South and a poorer, industrial North was intensified by abolitionists who were not ...

Solution Summary

This solution will answer the following short answer style questions:
1. Explain five causes of the Civil War
2. Explain two reasons why the abolitionists were justified in freeing the slaves
3. Explain two reasons why the abolitionists were NOT justified in free slaves.
4. Explain three reasons why the Civil War lasted so long.
5. Explain three reasons why the North won the Civil War.

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