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Choose one of the following topics and tell me how it pushed the United States toward the Civil War. (275 words and need work cited in mla style)

-Uncle Tom's Cabin

"Bleeding Kansas"

The Dred Scott Decision

John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry

 

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin

I chose Uncle Tom’s Cabin because it did help push the United States toward the Civil War. The novel which showed the stark reality of slavery and is generally regarded as one of the major causes of the Civil War. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a “heart-rending novel”, and one of the most influential books in American history which was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe (Kennedy).

Uncle Tom's Cabin contributed to the outbreak of war by personalizing the political and economic arguments about slavery. Harriet wanted to get the North’s attention so she created the novel that depicted the cruelty of slavery and how it splits families apart. The novel became very popular because she used “powerful imagery and touching pathos; for example: she would often say that “God wrote it” to get a more ambitious feedback from people. Which she did. The novel was so successful that it was published in many languages around the world. When people read the novel they felt a sense that slavery was indeed evil, like she wanted it depicted. She even got to meet President Abraham Lincoln, and the only thing that he could say to her was, “So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that made this Great War” (Kennedy). The story had been read and heard by millions of people who had vivid images of Uncle Tom (character in the novel) being beaten and dying. This novel helped “sustain people in their determination to wipe out the plague of slavery” (Kennedy). Stowe's informal, captivating, conversational novel inspired people in a way that politics and newspapers articles could not. Uncle Tom's Cabinhelped many 19th-century Americans determine the kind of country they would like to live. Thus, the Civil War happened.

 

 

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 The Dred Scott decision had a big impact on the country and helped lead to the Civil War.  The case was Dred Scott, a slave, suing for his freedom.  Scott's master had taken him to Illinois which was a free state.  Scott's case was based on the idea that living on free territory made him free. Abolitionists supported Dred Scott and when the Supreme Court ruled against him, people were angered.  The court stated that Dred Scott was property, not a citizen, so even if he had a valid case, he had no right to sue in the first place (290).  This decision was in favor of the South, and changed the way the North saw the court system.  This decision pushed toward the Civil War because not only did it anger the North, it made them lose respect for the court system.  The majority of the Supreme Court were from Southern states, so the court system lost its credibility in the eyes of Northerners.  This angered the Southern states, who didn't agree with being joined with the North because they wouldn't honor the Supreme Court or the decision made.  

 

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