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Unformatted text preview: Elizabeth R. Katzki DBQ- Sectionalism “Sectionalism is a tendency among sections in bureaucracy to blindly focus on the interest of a section and overlook the benefits of the whole”. (Wikipedia) This became a prominent feature of American culture between 1810 and 1860. Each region of the United States developed economically during this time frame, however, the way in which they did so created cultural and social schisms between them, such as differences in social frameworks, and political beliefs. The North mainly derived economic stability from their shipping industry and manufacturing, which caused them to be more involved with, and informed about other parts of the country and world. This economy made cities possible, and beneficial as coastal shipping ports and factory centers. They acted as hubs for information and goods, spreading new ideas from a centralized location. The new economic system of the North lent itself to a capitalistic, free labor ideology. Transportation favored the North; an example being the Eerie canal, from New York to Buffalo. The North now had a profitable connection to the West that...
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This essay was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Don'tremeber during the Spring '08 term at Johns Hopkins.
- Spring '08