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Why did the Southern Land Speculators want to secede from the union?

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Which event caused the Southern States to secede from the Union

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bad because the speculators used the law to buy large amounts of land cheaply

West Virginia, they did not want to secede from the Union and therefore began their own state.

Andrew Jackson tried to stop land speculators by congress passing the Indian Removal Act in 1830

The Proclomation of 1763 angered wealthy speculators because they owned land west of the mountains.

The Northern half of the state supported remaining with the Union. Washington DC's influence was stronger in Maryland because DC existed on Maryland land.

Land speculators purchased up a great deal of land that became available in the Dakotas following the US Civil War. These people did not have intentions of living on the land or developing it. Instead, they held on to the land in hopes of selling it at a higher price to individuals that were interested in moving to the area.

how did the settlers feel about land speculators

is not "The Homestead Act :) " It's the Morrill Land-Grant Act

During the Civil War, the Union army focused on conquiring Southern land and freeing Confederate slaves.

Yes First off your question is not stated properly; the South did secede successfully from the Union, though they were never recognized as an independent country by other European countries. But answer to was it "right" for them to secede is the same answer you get when asking if it was "right" for people to leave Britain in search of a new land. Absolutely. The South seceded because of the oppressive government of the United States and the laws regulating state's rights to choose.

The south did not secede because of slavery. The States belong to the people, not the Federal Government. Treason is a defined crime in the Constitution, and the law of the land stopped the day the South seceded. Tenth Amendment allows secession, and the Union was wrong to not to recognize the sovereign nation of the CSA.

Port Royal was Southern port with a capacity for trading and thus helping the Southern economy. The Union wished to capture this port city in South Carolina for shutting down its ability to be a trading port. It also the Union a land holding in the Deep South.

land speculators bought huge area of land. then they sold part of the land to people who dremed of having farms and made profit.

by refusing to allow Native Americans to assimilate by making it illegal for Native Americans to sell their land to speculators by providing larger land parcels so the Native Americans could grow more crops by using land speculators as brokers between the government and Native Americans

the land in the southern colonies were large plantations and small farms

the HBC sold Rupert's land without telling them and land speculators and surveyors came laying out square townships without any regard for their traditional strip farming method. Land speculators raised tensions and the Metis List of Rights was ignored. They also thought Canadian government wanted to take away their land. white buffalo hunters hunting on indian lands NOVANET

The 'Union Flag' , but these days it is mostly called the Union Jack on land as well as water.

The southern land features are really green with lots of plants and animals.

The Northern Hemisphere has more land than the Southern Hemisphere!

Another one is "the Southern Land" "The land down under" "the Southern State"

The southern region has more land (Antarctica) !!!

Historically Bhutan was known bynames, such as Lho Mon(southern land of darkness), Lho Tsendenjong (southern land of the Tsenden cypress), Lhomen Khazhi (southern land of four approaches) and Lho Men Jong (southern land of medicinal herbs).

Port Royal was a small pot town on the coast of South Carolina. It was hardly defended and the US Navy captured it in late 1981. The port, now in Union hands served three purposes:1. A propaganda tool for Northern newspapers, especially since it was in South Carolina, the first state to secede;2. A base for Union navy ships to help in blockading Southern ports; and3. A place where soldiers could safely land and conduct raids behind enemy lines.


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