Antebellum And Causes Of the Civil war

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  • Slavery Vs. No Slavery
  • People need slaves. They work on our farms. They plant our crops and pick our cotton.
  • Slavery- the hot topic of the time. The south needed them for slaves while the north thought it was unnecessary.
  • I don't think people should own slaves. You should look into industrialization.
  • Taxes
  • I announce that the US gov't will lower taxes for South Carolina. Also, no state is forced to stay in the USA.
  • These tariffs are too high. Until they're lowered, our state of South Carolina will remain nullified.
  • During the Nullification Crisis, South Carolina threatened to secede from the Union because of the taxes. To prevent hostility, the country allowed the choice of secession.
  • If we don't use tariffs, the entire Northern part of the US won't have enough factory money.
  • The End of a Compromise
  • The Dred Scott case decision caused much controversy across the country. Not only did it overrule a US Constitution statement, but it ended the Missouri Compromise, which divided slave and free states by the 36-30th parallel line.
  • MO
  • Your Honor, this is highly uncalled for! The US Constitution should protect me by the "once free, always free" rule. You can't simply ignore that!
  • As the Supreme Court, we rule that Dred Scott and his family be re-enslaved to Ms. Emerson. Because of this ruling, new territories can choose whether to be free or a slave state.
  • IN THE BEGINNING... Slavery had been a common use in the South for centuries. But as time went by, the North began to become more industrialized and lost the need of slavery. However, the South needed it to keep their economy stable. Pretty soon, there was a controversy for the need and spread of slavery throughout the country.
  • "History Repeats Itself": Another Repealed Compromise
  • Look, we've done too much for spreading slavery. Alexander Stephens here already approved GA to send free slaves back! Now you want states to VOTE to be free or not?
  • As time passed, issues dividing the country started to accumulate. After realizing the clear national division between pro-slavery and anti-slavery states, Southern states began to want to have more rights for the state. The Nullification Crisis of South Carolina just made them more driven to achieve choosing decisions as a state rather than a country.
  • Election of 1860- A New Crisis in America
  • DEATH TO LINCOLN! NOT MY PRESIDENT!
  • The South had accomplished their goal- but not through what was expected. Dred Scott had previously been a slave, but once he was free, he was sold and moved back to a slave state. He and his family sued the Emersons (their owners) and the case went all the way to the Supreme Court! But not only were the Scotts accused of not being citizens since they were "property", new states could now choose to become a free or slave state.
  • Georgia debate over secession
  • Why!?
  • Georgia should secede!
  • Recently, history has been showing how the government seems to lean towards a pro-slavery country, but they're really just trying to create a balance. Alexander Stephens had been crucial for the passing of the Fugitive Slave Act for Georgia and the country overall. Now, the Kansas-Nebraska Act repeals the Compromise of 1850 by removing the purpose of the 36-30th parallel line, which was doomed to fail because of the removal of the Missouri Compromise.
  • Both our territories of Kansas and Nebraska would like to have an opportunity to choose to become a free or slave state.
  • Your Honor, as you said, my Georgia Platform approved the Compromise of 1850. Surely, these new states should have a right to choose whether to allow slaves or not!
  • As the Antebellum Era started to come to an end, the North finally won a conflict- the election of 1860. The election of Abraham Lincoln angered the Southerners because they feared that he would end slavery for the entire country. A new controversy began to surface- the act of secession.
  • The south was furious with Lincoln victory and rebelled. Lincoln was fearful that the disagreement would lead to war.
  • We should agree to disagree. We should all stand together as one united nation!
  • After the election, many Southern states began to secede and formed a new nation called the Confederate States of America, with Jefferson Davis as president and Alexander Stephens, which was ironic because he did not believe in secession. But Georgia was hesitant to secede because the division between small non-slave farmers and large slave farmers caused tension on the topic. In the end, the Gn. Assembly voted to secede. The Confederacy was the last straw to the start of the Civil War.
  • well not every one has such a big farm and needs slaves.
  • If we don't I wont have any slaves left to work on my farm!
  • Tensions rise as Georgia debates whether to join the rest of the south in secession or to stay loyal to the country. In the end Georgia secedes.
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