From and Republicans that emerged at the
From the very start, the US Federal Republicshowed signs of internal conflict. The original two political parties Federalistsand Republicans that emerged at the very beginning of the United States came todefine the two major themes in US history of centralized power vs. moredemocratic control and even foreshadowed the geographical/economical divisionof the young Republic. The political struggle between Federalists andRepublicans and between northern industrial states and southern agriculturalstates played out in issues like the debate over the Louisiana Purchase.Balance of Power politics ensued and it eventually created the Missouri crisisthat ended with the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
What led to the Missouriissue? What specific issues caused the Missouri issue to explode in aconfrontation between agricultural and industrialist interests? What resultedfrom the Compromise? Name and explain two (2) other issues (i.e. Abolitionism,Compromise of 1850, Kansas/Nebraska Act, Dred Scott, etc.) that led eventuallyto the Civil War in 1861. Explain them in detail and describe how they causedsuch animosity between North and South.
Was the Civil War inevitable and was itworth the bloodshed? Explain.Theresults of tensions, which started to boil between anti-slavery and pro-slaverygroups within the United States of America led to Missouri Comprise in 1820 (Childers, 364). The Missouriissue reached the original point, which forced the Congress to request foradmission to the Union as a slave state. More pressure continued to pile upthreatening to distress the imbalance between the free and slave states. Tomaintain the prevalence of peace, Congress composed a compromise that involvedtwo parts, which granted Missouri their request and admitted Maine as a freestate. Also, the Congress also approved amendments that created imaginaryborders across the territory of the former Louisiana. Henceforth, itestablished slave and free regional boundaries, which remained the law of theland until Kansas-Nebraska ACT in 1854 annulled the decree.
TheCongress made efforts to long-wind political rivalries to trigger attempts ofpermitting the enforcement of the Missouri for admission as a state of slavery.On such particular time frame, there were twenty-one states in the U.S. Thestates were evenly alienated between free state and slave state.
In regard, theadmission of Missouri as a free state would result in imbalance among thestates . Furthermore, there is the evidence to suggest that allowing Missourito be a slave state would lead to a preference for congressional agreement inthe extension of slavery. In1820, there was an extremely bitter debate over the admission of Missouri as aslave state.
The Northerners argued that the Congress could abolish slavery ina new state. On the other hand, the Southerners debated that new states shouldhave freedom of action just like the first thirteen states and should begranted power to choose slavery on their wish. After provisions from the Senateand the House on different bills that created a deadlock, the following clausesemerged from the compromised bill and theadmission of Missouri as a free state. Additionally, the admission for Missourias free and slave state was to exclude slavery from the purchase of lands inLouisiana.
Alarge number of the Southerners criticised the Missouri because they believedthat it would establish the principle of making laws regarding slavery in theCongress. On the other side, Northerners condemned the agreement in theexpansion of slavery. However, the act largely contributed to holding the uniontogether over thirty years. Later on, the Kansas-Nebraska ACT repealed theenforcement and established a more a sovereignty that was even more popular onregard of slavery in Kansas and Nebraska. In three years-time later, theSupreme Court the case on Missouri Compromise as unconstitutional groundingthat the fifth amendment prohibited Congress from depriving private propertiesof people without following the fortress of appropriate legal procedures.
Oneof other issues that emerged is the Abolitionism movement, which was an effortintended to end slavery in a nation that believed in equality of all people. Overtime, the abolishment resulted to regional divisions that ultimately led tocivil war in America. However, it was difficult for the civil war to beinevitable because all the stakeholders liaising for agreement did not settleon an agreement.
It led to divisions in the regions that ultimately resulted inbloodshed. Consequently, it was not worthied for the killing to take ground.The parties would take severe precautions in the amendments giving priorconsiderations on the consequences.