Rise of Sectionalism

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Rise OF Sectionalism (1840-1850) 1. Causes of Sectionalism (civil war) a. States Rights – state governments argue that states have the final say so over their rights, instead of the national government. b. Slavery – the federal constitution does not say who has the final say so over slaves. Southerners say they are their private property, and the constitution gives them the right to private property. i. Most northerners are not radical abolitionists. Most northerners didn’t like slavery, but neither did they like the abolitionist movement. c. You cannot separate slavery and states rights. 2. Compromise of 1850 a. Is the new land we acquired after the Mexican American war going to be free or slave territory? i. Wilmot Proviso – proposes that all the territory is free. (did not pass) Effect: Party lines crumble in America from here on. Northern Whigs and democrats vote together, southern Whigs and democrats vote together. b.
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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