Westward Expansion Analysis

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Tensions were evident between the Northern and Southern regions of the United States due to the westward expansion seen from 1800 to 1850. Many different disagreements arose as a result of this mass of lands in the west, primarily because of conflicting perspectives. The North and South, historically, have had a variety of different viewpoints on many aspects of life and liberty. This caused more tension once ideas such as Manifest Destiny came about, an concept where the need for new lands west was prevalent. This arose questioning between the two current mass regions, such as if certain land was even worth exploring. Similar questions such as how the land would be divided (who would get more?), as well as if the states would have special

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