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The Battles Before The Battle Between The States Charley Tollefsen US History Essay no 1 January 24 1999 Warning THE COMMENTARY IN THE FOLLOWING IS THE SOLE PRODUCT OF THE AUTHOR AND MAY CONTAIN SOME BIAS DUE TO THE BIAS CONTENT OF THE AUTHORS SOURCE OF INFORMATION PLEASE READ WITH CARE In 1861 the United States declared war on the seceded Confederate States of America This war is more popularly known as the Civil War or the War Between the States The war was a conflict that was inevitable because of the progression of dislike between the slave holding states and the free ones The war had to happen because of the many disagreements that caused tension between the slave holding South and the free states in the North There are many things that one party did to upset the other One of the first notable things that started the disagreement between the North and the South was the idea of Popular Sovereignty Popular Sovereignty was an idea created by Senator Lewis Cass who said that the Missouri Compromise was out dated and that the citizens of a territory should regulate their own internal concerns p 459 Many Southern citizens liked the idea of Popular Sovereignty for the reason that they could move their slaves to undecided territories With this point for the South the North came back with one of their own The North battling in the government decided to join three parties into one to create the Free-Soil party Those three parties were rebellious Democrats Antislavery Whigs and members of the Antislavery Liberty party p 460 One of the main reasons that the Free-Soil party was created was to give voters a new party to choose from rather than the two
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