The United States Civil War Cause and Effect Essay by kaleighleigh

The United States Civil War
A paper describing the events that led to the outbreak of the Civil War.
# 115528 | 1,713 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2008 | US


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Description:

The paper discusses the Compromise of 1850 that was a series of laws that attempted to resolve the territorial and slavery controversies which arose from the Mexican-American War. The paper focuses on the Fugitive Slave Law, the most controversial act of the Compromise of 1850, that enforced the return of runaway slaves to their owners. The paper then looks at the impact of Frederick Douglas, the novel "Uncle Tom's cabin", William Lloyd Garrison, the Kansas Nebraska Act, the violence of John Brown and the "Dred Scott" decision. The paper shows how eventually seven states seceded from the Union, becoming the Confederate States of America, and caused the outbreak of the Civil War.

From the Paper:

"When gold was discovered in California 300,000 people rushed to the state seeking riches. While most of those rushing to California were American, news of the discovery also attracted tens of thousands of Latin America, Europe, Australia and Asia. The Gold Rush caused California to develop rapidly. San Francisco changed from a tiny town with tents to suddenly having a boom in population and economy. Roads, churches, schools and other surrounding towns were built and a system of laws and a government were created. As a result of California's rapid development, it was admitted as a state in 1850. ("California Gold Rush")"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Mexican-American War." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 1 Dec 2007, 04:05 UTC. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 2 Dec 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mexican-American_War&oldid=174984784>.
  • "Compromise of 1850." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 1 Dec 2007, 06:02 UTC. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 2 Dec 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Compromise_of_1850&oldid=174998798>.
  • "Fugitive Slave Law of 1850." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 2 Dec 2007, 13:27 UTC. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 2 Dec 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fugitive_Slave_Law_of_1850&oldid=175260839>.
  • "Henry Clay." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 2 Dec 2007, 01:13 UTC. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 2 Dec 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Henry_Clay&oldid=175169995>.
  • "California Gold Rush." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 2 Dec 2007, 22:00 UTC. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 2 Dec 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=California_Gold_Rush&oldid=175343019>.

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