Ruda 1Even if the Civil War hadn't started when it did, slavery itself would have been enough of acause to start a war within the nation.
Cory RudaIt is a long debated question as to if the civil war was necessary. Some blameJames Buchanan for his last of action, some say he could do nothing to stop the war.The cause of the war was the infringement of the Northern, abolitionist-controlledgovernment, especially considering newly elected president Abraham Lincoln. If thesouth had not seceded from the Union when it did, and if a compromise was foundbetween the regions, peace still could not be found, and there would still be war. Thistime, the north would be the aggressors, though, and the primary cause of it would bethe abolition of slavery.Slavery, as put so well by David Potter, was in the late 1800's America, “the mostserious cause of sectional conflict.” (Potter 378) It is, “the central issue,” (Potter 378) Itdrilled through the country and the minds of it's people like a California fire in thesummer. It was, without a doubt, the central issue of all problems. Used for thousandsof years by hundreds of peoples, it was the epitome of a civil rights problem, and onethat would tear the nation in half.As time passes through history, human rights eventually come to the forefrontand normally allow for great freeing advancements of the underprivileged oppressed.Normally, the movement to do so starts out small, then is brought together in a gloriousspearhead event, or person, or object. The object for abolition was a book, namely,
Uncle Tom's Cabin.
This book, written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, brought the alreadycontroversial issue of slavery into the hearts and minds of the northerners who hadn't