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Was the civil war worth it I believe that the civil war was worth it Even though a lot of negative consequences came out of it the positive changes outweighed the negative To get a full understanding of why it was positive one will have to understand what were the causes of war changes resulting from war and the consequences The largest cause was the differences in thoughts about slavery The North and South had contained their differences over slavery for sixty years after the Constitutional Convention Compromise in 1787 had resolved the questions of slave trade and how to count slaves for congressional representation Although slavery threatened the uneasy sectional harmony in 1820 the Missouri compromise had established a workable balance of free and slave states and defined a geographic line 3630 to determine future decisions361 Each apparent resolution however raised the level of emotional conflict between North and South and postponed ultimate settlement of the slavery question 362 The Compromise of 1850 which admitted California as a free state ending the balance of free to slave states Territorial governments were organized in New Mexico and Utah allowing the people to decide the question of slavery Slave trade was also abolished in the District of Columbia The Compromise of 1850 was the last attempt to keep slavery out of politics but the compromise only delayed more serious sectional conflict 364In 1854 Kansas held a vote as whether to allow slavery in the territory twice as many ballots were cast as the number of registered voters a few months later another vote was held to settle the debate What resulted was two separate legislatures were formed One banning slavery the other allowing it Civil war looked imminent in the near future of Kansas and eventually violence broke out In May of 1856 a mob smashed offices and presses of a Free-Soil newspaper and destroyed homes and shops Three nights later John Brown and few of
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