From and Republicans that emerged at the
From the very start, the US Federal Republic
showed signs of internal conflict. The original two political parties Federalists
and Republicans that emerged at the very beginning of the United States came to
define the two major themes in US history of centralized power vs. more
democratic control and even foreshadowed the geographical/economical division
of the young Republic. The political struggle between Federalists and
Republicans and between northern industrial states and southern agricultural
states played out in issues like the debate over the Louisiana Purchase.
Balance of Power politics ensued and it eventually created the Missouri crisis
that ended with the Missouri Compromise of 1820. What led to the Missouri
issue? What specific issues caused the Missouri issue to explode in a
confrontation between agricultural and industrialist interests? What resulted
from the Compromise? Name and explain two (2) other issues (i.e. Abolitionism,
Compromise of 1850, Kansas/Nebraska Act, Dred Scott, etc.) that led eventually
to the Civil War in 1861. Explain them in detail and describe how they caused
such animosity between North and South. Was the Civil War inevitable and was it
worth the bloodshed? Explain.
results of tensions, which started to boil between anti-slavery and pro-slavery
groups within the United States of America led to Missouri Comprise in 1820 (Childers, 364). The Missouri
issue reached the original point, which forced the Congress to request for
admission to the Union as a slave state. More pressure continued to pile up
threatening to distress the imbalance between the free and slave states. To
maintain the prevalence of peace, Congress composed a compromise that involved
two parts, which granted Missouri their request and admitted Maine as a free
state. Also, the Congress also approved amendments that created imaginary
borders across the territory of the former Louisiana. Henceforth, it
established slave and free regional boundaries, which remained the law of the
land until Kansas-Nebraska ACT in 1854 annulled the decree.
Congress made efforts to long-wind political rivalries to trigger attempts of
permitting 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. The
states were evenly alienated between free state and slave state. In regard, the
admission of Missouri as a free state would result in imbalance among the
states . Furthermore, there is the evidence to suggest that allowing Missouri
to be a slave state would lead to a preference for congressional agreement in
the extension of slavery.
1820, there was an extremely bitter debate over the admission of Missouri as a
slave state. The Northerners argued that the Congress could abolish slavery in
a new state. On the other hand, the Southerners debated that new states should
have freedom of action just like the first thirteen states and should be
granted power to choose slavery on their wish. After provisions from the Senate
and the House on different bills that created a deadlock, the following clauses
emerged from the compromised bill and the
admission of Missouri as a free state. Additionally, the admission for Missouri
as free and slave state was to exclude slavery from the purchase of lands in
large number of the Southerners criticised the Missouri because they believed
that it would establish the principle of making laws regarding slavery in the
Congress. On the other side, Northerners condemned the agreement in the
expansion of slavery. However, the act largely contributed to holding the union
together over thirty years. Later on, the Kansas-Nebraska ACT repealed the
enforcement and established a more a sovereignty that was even more popular on
regard of slavery in Kansas and Nebraska. In three years-time later, the
Supreme Court the case on Missouri Compromise as unconstitutional grounding
that the fifth amendment prohibited Congress from depriving private properties
of people without following the fortress of appropriate legal procedures.
of other issues that emerged is the Abolitionism movement, which was an effort
intended to end slavery in a nation that believed in equality of all people. Over
time, the abolishment resulted to regional divisions that ultimately led to
civil war in America. However, it was difficult for the civil war to be
inevitable because all the stakeholders liaising for agreement did not settle
on an agreement. It led to divisions in the regions that ultimately resulted in
bloodshed. Consequently, it was not worthied for the killing to take ground.
The parties would take severe precautions in the amendments giving prior
considerations on the consequences.