American Civil War - 1 The American Civil War Katrina...

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1 The American Civil War Katrina Nodora HST/155 March 29, 2017 Marciano Flores
THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR 2 The American Civil War Not long after the iconic American Revolution ensured America achieved its freedom, political issues and disagreements soon erupted in the newly formed nation. Between the years of 1800 and 1860, disputes between the North and Southern territories intensified to uncontrolled proportions (Nelson, 2012). Several issues sparked the civil war with the principal causes being disagreements over slavery and a tax system known as tariffs at the time. The point of contention was that the Northern Territory was treating the Southern Territory unfairly concerning the sharing of tariffs; besides, the Southerners accused the North of overcharging them because they were the active importers between the two territories. Goods from the South exported to other countries were charged more while Northern merchandise of the same value was not charged on an equal basis. Before the revolution, political power in the federal government, which was centered in Washington D.C., was dwindling, while the influence of the Northern area was growing steadily in the nation since its population was increasing more rapidly when compared to that of the South. Thus, America was divided into different portions were distinct in terms by economies, cultures, and national values, which, subsequently, gave rise to the term sectionalism.

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