In contrast, the south was dependent on the cheap labor slavery provided and believed that ending slavery would decimate their economy there was also a divide between the north and south as to. The south had exponential advantages going into the war, most of which became evident in the first few campaigns the first and most well seen advantage at the beginning of the war was the psychological advantage the southerner's home was being invaded and they needed to protect themselves, their families, and their way of life. Slavery, and the drawbacks and benefits, is very different from culture to culture, and throughout time some cultures, especially early greek and roman, had specific laws about slave treatment.
Henry clay, us senator from kentucky, was determined to find a solution in 1820 he had resolved a fiery debate over the spread of slavery with his missouri compromise. The burning issue that led to the disruption of the union was the debate over the future of slavery that dispute led to secession, and secession brought about a war in which the northern and western states and territories fought to preserve the union, and the south fought to establish southern independence as a new confederation of states. This item appears in the collection olaudah equiano and the eighteenth-century debate over africa and the slave trade tags: 18th century africans abolition slave trade slavery travel the people and land of eboe.
After 1800 the cotton economy in the south gave new life to the institution of slavery as slave labor became ever more valuable the missouri compromise of 1820 up held the balance between slave states and free states while prohibiting slavery north of the 36°30' parallel. The lower south states that seceded during the first wave of secession did secede primarily over the issue of slavery, although the same was not true for the states who seceded later but the second lesson, that the desire to end slavery drove the north to war, is more difficult to substantiate. Slavery as an economic institution a small percentage of slaves were domestic servants, working in a planter's main house as cooks, nursemaids, seamstresses, and coachmen an even smaller percentage worked as laborers or craftsmen—carpenters, masons, and blacksmiths. On january 24, 1848, swiss immigrant john sutter's employee james wilson marshall found gold at the sutter mill the result was the largest migration in american history, along with bitter debate over the issue of slavery. During the first cotton boom, the slave population in the south swelled to 4 million people, leaving slave owners with an ample population to maintain a workforce as the children of slaves were born into slavery.
The economic differences between the north and south contributed to the rise of regional populations with contrasting values and visions for the future the civil war that raged across the nation from 1861 to 1865 was the violent conclusion to decades of diversification. Slavery is wrong, the south was wrong to secede to preserve slavery, and the north was right when they won following the emancipation proclamation the principal argument of all those saying that the south should have won the war seems to be that they were constitutionally allowed to leave the union. The profitability of slavery is an enduring question of economic history thomas gowan, writing way back in 1942, noted wearily that the debate  has been going on, in one form or another. The debate over indian removal in the 1830's the us congress, in 1830, voted on the issue of what rights indians had to land and independence in north america, continuing a discussion older than the american. By the mid-1750s the earlier debate on the introduction of slavery to georgia seemed never to have taken place almost every white person in the georgia lowcountry at that time believed that the institution of slavery was essential to his or her economic prosperity.
Differences between the north and south divided over slavery • economic differences −south -needed slaves. The debate over slavery michael o'malley, associate professor of history and art history, george mason university assignment here is a selection of documents from both sides of the slavery debate. John quincy adams advocated for the gag rule that stifled debate over slavery in congress false the intellectual defenses of slavery in the south admitted that the institution offered no benefits to blacks.
4previous economic research has largely ignored the number and distribution of runaway slaves an exception is komlos (1989), who collects heights recorded in 13,519 newspaper advertisements for runaway slaves placed before 1821. 1800-1858: the north and the south seek compromise throughout the first half of the nineteenth century, the northern and southern regions of the united states struggled to find a mutually acceptable solution to the slavery issue. The debate over slavery in the united states did not begin with the constitutinal convention (1787), but it was here that the issue first came to the fore some northern delegates were opposed to it. The debate over the economic advantages of slavery in the south has raged ever since the first slaves began working in the cotton fields of the southern states initially, the wealth of the new world was in the form of raw materials and agricultural goods such as cotton, sugar, and tobacco.
Booker t washington emerged in the midst of worsening social, political, and economic conditions for american blacks his racial program set the terms for the debate on negro programs for the decades between 1895 and 1915. The differences were: the south believed that slavery was acceptable and that slaves were property and did not consider them people the north thought that people should not be kept as slaves so. The bitter debate in the constitutional convention on the question of california's boundary, which came perilously near resulting in the overthrow of the work of the entire session, shows that at bottom it was the final struggle of the pro-slavery forces.