Differences in the North and South
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This paper examines the major political, social, cultural and economic differences between the North and South on the eve of the Civil War. The paper goes on to describe how these many differences between the two regions were exacerbated by slavery and states' rights disputes, which ultimately led to four years of bloody conflict between the Union and the Confederacy that left hundreds of thousands dead, the South devastated, and American life changed forever.
From the Paper:"In the decades before the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861 the North and South grew apart in a number of ways. Political, social, economic, and cultural differences between the two regions combined to trigger the epic struggle between the Union and the Confederacy that left hundreds of thousands dead, the South devastated, and American life changed forever.
"In political terms, the differences between the North and South were defined by disagreements over the nature of the Union the Founding Fathers established in 1787 when they wrote the Constitution. Most Southern politicians believed in states' rights and considered the Union to be an organization of sovereign states. (McDonald) They felt that their highest allegiance was to their own state and promoted the idea that since the states formed the Union they could also dissolve it. By the eve of the Civil War such sentiments led to them to the conclusion that any state could secede from the Union if conditions warranted such a decision."
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