Growth of Sectionalism

Growth of Sectionalism - T he Growth of Sectionalism I. The...

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The Growth of Sectionalism I. The Emergence of Sectional Differences A. The Constitution and Slavery 1. Founding fathers hoped slavery would be resolved on its on, but provided very little means for the federal government to regulate or end slavery in the constitution 2. Only means to get rid of slavery where it already existed was the volun- tary action by the state government B. The Missouri Compromise 1. Compromises favored the south -- North saw threats made by South was just bargaining chips to get what the South wanted, but the fact that compromises made led the South to believe the North wanted to preserve the union so badly they would always compromise 2. Missouri attempted to petition statehood as a slave state a) Tallmadge: amendment put forward to prohibit the introduction of any further slaves in Missouri and the gradual emancipation of the slaves already there, thus making it a free state instead b) Amendment passed in the House, failed in the Senate c) Northerners spiteful because South held the presidency for years,
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course HI 151 taught by Professor Roberts during the Fall '10 term at BU.

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