Civil War (1861-1865)

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Civil War (1861-1865) Background: USA are divided into North and South by different economical systems North: industry, banking, international trade, expanding railway network South: manly agriculture (cotton, little rice, sugar, tobacco), rather poor railway connections A conflict rises: 1800 - 1840: cotton production rises by factor 18 (approx. 300 million kg per year) slaves are used as cheap workers expansion of state area necessary, because cotton monoculture exhausted the soil South: pro slavery attitude: not responsible for it, cultural habit, more humane under slavery system than under the northern wages system Northern antislavery movement: 1808: Congress abolishes slave trade with Africa afterwards antislavery-protest maintained by Quakers1831: Garrison publishes The Liberator ...

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