Tension Between North And South In 1860

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Secession of slavery and other issues was a major discussion for a long time between the North and South. The republicans appealed to various groups in the North and swore elimination of slavery from territories. The Republican’s believe that a republican president would end the South’s controlling political issues. With the election of President Abraham Lincoln, it seems as if the South felt traded and the North felt empowered. This tension between the north and south finally exploded and seven states one after another seceded. In my opinion the secession could have been avoided in 1860 because there was much money to be made with trading and selling of goods. People believed that they needed slaves and could not imagine being without
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