From the time of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 to the time of the Gadsden Purchase, westward expansion was a fuel to the issue of slavery extension to the West, causing sectionalism to increase between the North and South. Although westward expansion was one of the factors that accelerated sectionalism between the North and the South, other factors such as the imbalance between the states, the gag rule, the Missouri Compromise of 1820, the Compromise of 1850, the tariff of Abomination, popular sovereignty, and many more played their roles in the sectionalism between the North and the South. The more the United States grew and expanded westward, more factors appeared to hinder the growth of slavery, causing the South to threaten to secede from the Union due to their pro-slavery views. Westward expansion was one of the ideas that was thought to bring economic boost, and the very first westward expansion was the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.
Abraham Lincoln represented the North and Hannibal Hamlin represented the South. “Free Speech/Free Territories/Protect American Industry” (Doc 4). The North wanted free territories to not have slavery and didn’t believe in States’ Rights and cared more about their factories. The South wanted free territories to become slave states and believed in States’ Rights. One of the many rationales for the South leaving is because of their discrepancies in politics.
When Missouri applied for statehood in 1819, James Tallmadge of New York would only support the admission of this state if only new slaves were banned and if the current slaves of the area were freed. White inhabitants of the Missouri refused the offer and the House of Representatives would later on block the admission. The South were not pleased. They were unwilling to break their commitment to slavery and saw it was unfair that Missouri had be to upheld to conditions that other states were not. They even defended slavery by saying it was a “necessary evil” and that Christ himself gave sanction to slavery.
Slavery was one of the biggest problems between 1820 and 1860. Sometimes two states had to be added to the Union at the same time, to make things fair. The North and the South fought almost constantly over the issue of slavery, sometimes things were able to be worked out about it, but as the years passed, the problems with slavery and territory started to become too big to ignore or
The industrialization of the north was an issue that arguably divided the United States in 1845. The rapid shift from an agrarian economy to an industrial one spurred an influx of immigrants which increased the amount of the working population in the north, and gave northern living its own culture as the development of industry took hold. Contrastingly the south was still an agrarian
South vs North The south thought they could do what they wanted .Before the Civil War the South depended on slavery and the North was more of a Industrial. Then there were arguments about slavery should not be in the new states .People came up with compromises to fix all the fuss of which state is free and which state is a slave one.
Thesis Both Nationalism and Sectionalism developed concurrently during the Era of Good Feelings. The two main reasons why nationalism increased was because of Henry Clay’s American System and Monroe’s policy to increase nationalism. Clay’s AS created a better national infrastructure that tightened America together. Monroe’s policy was to promote national unity and America’s power, which strengthens nationalism.
In American History we are currently studying the concept of sectionalism. Sectionalism is division within a country based on regional beliefs and interests. In the early to mid 1800’s, sectionalism in America grew as slavery divided the nation. Slavery was ignored, compromised, and argued about by the states until the conflict drove our country into the Civil War. Although regional differences are not as distinct these days, many issues are currently causing division among the states and people of our country. These issues lead to what our history describes as “modern sectionalism.” One such issue is gun control.
In American History, we are currently studying the concept of sectionalism. Sectionalism is the division within a country based on regional beliefs and interests. In the early-mid 1800’s, sectionalism in America grew as slavery divided the Nation. Slavery was ignored, compromised, and argued about by the states until the conflict drove our country into the Civil War. Although regional differences are not as distinct these days, many issues are currently causing division among the states and people of our country. These issues lead to what our history class describes as “modern sectionalism.” One such issue is Animal Testing.
In this paper there has been a discussion of the legislation and the tensions preceding the southern Secession. Based on this discussing it can be concluded that the tensions, which culminated with the Civil War, were present many decades before the secession itself. Even threats of Civil war and secession were present much prior to this particular conflict. This paper has also concluded that the threat of Lincoln was real to the South, because of the Republican party’s very distinct foundation as an anti-slavery party. Slavery was a soft spot in the South because of the substantial value slaves had. Slaves’ value was both as labour force in the profitable cotton industry but also as tradable property and the loss of slavery would mean a massive
The demonstrations of division in America coexisted many: utopian societies, clashes over public space, backlash alongside immigrants, urban rebellions, black demonstration, and Indian oppositions. America was a separated land in need of change with the South in the biggest demand. The South trusted heavily on agriculture, equally opposed to the North, which was vastly populated and an industrialized union. The South produced cotton, which remained its main cash crop and countless Southerners knew that hefty reliance on slave labor would damage the South ultimately, but their forewarnings were not regarded. The South was constructed on a totalitarian system.
After the thirty-four years, the slavery debate became a problem yet again. Therefore, the Missouri Compromise essentially shoved the slavery conflict out of view. Overall, I believe that the compromise resulted in the neither the North nor the
During the antebellum period of the United States, the era of Good Feelings brought about a heightened sense of nationalism caused by the victories in the War of 1812. In addition, the Erie Canal, finished in 1825, led to an increase in domestic trade and a more efficient means of transportation. These movements created a stronger country with an economy that could support itself financially. These new ideas also expanded domestic trade and transportation movements. Socially, the growing nationalism and the expansion of the country kept the states content; however, the Missouri Compromise in 1820 re-surfaced the continuing issue of slavery, and how the governing body should deal with it, creating sectionalism within the states. Economically,