APUSH DBQ - I Econ and social differences between North and...

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I) Econ and social differences between North and South A) Transportation 1) Pacific rail road 2) international improvements(FS) B) Protective Tariff 1) A few historians believe that the serious financial panic of 1857 – and the economic difficulties leading up to it– strengthened the Republican Party and heightened sectional tensions- higher tariff 2) "Vote yourself a farm– vote yourself a tariff": a campaign slogan for Abraham Lincoln in 1860 C) Republican party= first sectional party (first sign of sectional rift) 1) Republican=North; Democrat=South 2) Free-soil- first widely inclusive party organized around the issue of slavery and confined to a single section 3) Convinced that Northern society was superior to that of the South, and increasingly persuaded of the South's ambitions to extend slave power beyond its existing borders, Northerners were embracing a viewpoint that made conflict likely; but conflict required the ascendancy of the Republican Party. The Republican Party– campaigning on the popular,
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