Before the Civil War the United States experienced a whole generation of nearly unremitting political crisis. Underlying the problem was the fact that America in the early 19th century had been a country, not a nation.
The major… Prelude to war The secession of the Southern states in chronological order, South CarolinaMississippiFloridaAlabamaGeorgiaLouisianaTexasVirginiaArkansasTennesseeand North Carolina in —61 and the ensuing outbreak of armed hostilities were the culmination of decades of growing sectional friction over slavery.
Between and the economy of the Northern states was rapidly modernizing and diversifying. Although agriculture—mostly smaller farms that relied on free labour—remained the dominant sector in the North, industrialization had taken root there.
Moreover, Northerners had invested heavily in an expansive and varied transportation system that included canals, roads, steamboats, and railroads; in financial industries such as banking and insurance; and in a large communications network that featured inexpensive, widely available newspapers, magazines, and books, along with the telegraph.
By contrast, the Southern economy was based principally on large farms plantations that produced commercial crops such as cotton and that relied on slaves as the main labour force.
Rather than invest in factories or railroads as Northerners had done, Southerners invested their money in slaves—even more than in land; by84 percent of the capital invested in manufacturing was invested in the free nonslaveholding states.
Yet, to Southerners, as late asthis appeared to be a sound business decision. By the per capita wealth of Southern whites was twice that of Northerners, and three-fifths of the wealthiest individuals in the country were Southerners.
The extension of slavery into new territories and states had been an issue as far back as the Northwest Ordinance of When the slave territory of Missouri sought statehood inCongress debated for two years before arriving upon the Missouri Compromise of The end of the Mexican-American War in and the roughlysquare miles 1.
More and more Northerners, driven by a sense of morality or an interest in protecting free labour, came to believe, in the s, that bondage needed to be eradicated. White Southerners feared that limiting the expansion of slavery would consign the institution to certain death.
Over the course of the decade, the two sides became increasingly polarized and politicians less able to contain the dispute through compromise. When Abraham Lincolnthe candidate of the explicitly antislavery Republican Partywon the presidential electionseven Southern states South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas carried out their threat and seceded, organizing as the Confederate States of America.
Library of Congress, Washington, D. Curiously, this first encounter of what would be the bloodiest war in the history of the United States claimed no victims. After a hour bombardment, Maj. Robert Anderson surrendered his command of about 85 soldiers to some 5, besieging Confederate troops under P.
He proclaimed a naval blockade of the Confederate states, although he insisted that they did not legally constitute a sovereign country but were instead states in rebellion.
Union army volunteer, photograph by Mathew Brady, American Civil War, also called War Between the States, four-year war (–65) between the United States and 11 Southern states that seceded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of .
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At the time of its release, Civil War received mixed reviews. Comic Book Round Up gave the series an average rating of Writer(s): Mark Millar.