Causes of Civil War
As members of the Futurist of America Association, we have been assigned to look specifically at the cause of the American Civil #War. There are five aspects that could of led to the Civil War and they are Westward Movement,
Social Change, Froeign Policy Development, Government/Politics Development, and
Economic Development. Out of the five aspects, Economic Development is the best reason for the eventual Civil War.
First, Westward Movement could of led to American Civil War because of the Louisiana Purchase, Wilmont Proviso, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Popular
Sovereignity, Compromise of 1850, Missouri Compromise, "Bleeding Kansas",
California Gold Rush, Manifest Destiny, and the Mistreatment of Native Americans.
The Louisiana Purchase was done by President Jefferson because he wanted to doubled the size of the United States and to get control of New Orleans.
Wilmont Proviso was to ban slaves from territories that might gbe acquired from
Mexico. Kansas- Nebraska Act was the result of Douglas wanting to build railroads from Chicago to San Franciso. Douglas was a big believer in popular sovereignity, where the people have the right to decide if they want to be free of slave state, and he completely ignore the Missoure Compromise. The Compromise of 1850 stated that should be equal number of free and slave states. The
Missouri Compromise said that any state above the latitude of 36 30' can not be a slave state. "Bleeding Kansas" was where people were fighting over the issue of slavery and cost many American Lives. The California Gold Rust occurred when gold was discovered in California and people rushed out to California.When
California apply for statehood, it cause huge problems because North and the
South wanted control of the gold in the state. Manifest Destiny was where
Americans believe that they had the right to expand westward. The Treatment of
Native Americans was hoorible because Americans believe they were superior to