substantial causes. Each of these events or movements created more tension
between the North and the South and eventually war was unavoidable. The
from the cotton. Removing the seeds from the cotton was a long and tedious
cotton gin’s speed allowed the cotton plantations to produce massive amounts of
cotton. This became very profitable. To support the harvesting of all of the
cotton, more slaves were needed to run the cotton gins and harvest the cotton.
South. The increased number of slaves in the South actually helped heighten the
problem with slavery. Slavery was becoming more evident and people were becoming
more aware that slavery was wrong in both the North and the South. The next
a slave revolt. On August 13, 1831, Turner says he saw a halo around the sun. He
thought that this was a sign from God to begin the revolt. This was the
beginning of Nat Turner’s rebellion. On August 22, 1831, Nat Turner led eight
their family. The slaves then moved across the county murdering white plantation
owners, their families, and other whites that crossed their path. As the group
original eight. Not all slaves joined in on the rebellion, some stayed behind
fearing that they would be stopped and killed or sentenced to harsh
consequences. The group of men swelled to over seventy and managed to kill
spree went on for forty hours before the Virginia Militia apprehended the group.
authorities for eight days in the area near Southampton. This was until Benjamin
authorities, Turner confessed and told all of his motives for the killing spree.
This killing spree caused many spin-off effects. The first effect was the
treatment that the southern slaves received after the revolt. It drastically
prevent another revolt. The next effect was the owners’ fear of another revolt.
If more slaves had joined the revolt many more may have been killed. There was a
lot of tension of another revolt. The last effect that the revolt stirred up was
a heightened awareness of poor slavery conditions in the South. It drew the
attention of the north to make an effort to start the abolition of slavery. The
abolishing slavery. They worked hard to bring attention to cruelness of slavery.
Next, slave trading was abolished 4 years later. As time goes on, the
abolitionists become more radical and eventually get louder and attract more
people on to follow the path to free that slaves. Flyers, articles and petitions
began spreading the word of abolishing slavery. All of the work of talking and
abolishing forced the friction between the North and the South to increase
essay does cover three important causes. I chose to use points from all aspects
of tension. Agriculturally, the cotton gin increased the number of slaves and
made them louder and more visible. Individuals can make their voice heard as Nat
Turner turned against his owners and made a stand against slavery. Finally, the
slavery which caused a lot of tension that divided the North and the South.
These causes led America to divide and move into a long bloody battle that ended
with the Union winning and the abolition of slavery. The effects of this war are
still felt in America today