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March 10 american history

March 10 american history - 2 From nationalism to...

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March 10, 2011 2. From nationalism to Sectionalism Northeast/ south/ west Missouri compromise (1820) o Slave and non slave states o Key issue: balance in the senate o Jefferson:” a fire bell in the night” Essential social, politicial & economic Differences among the sections— o Principal sectional issues: o Tariff o Price of public land o Internal improvements o Slavery (extension of, not existence of)- how far should it be able to extend into US. Slave states wanted to extend as far as possible o States rights o Broad vs narrow construction- narrow to restrict power or broad to make it les restricted 3, Challenges to the Old Ways Democratic Republican, 1-party government The “Caucus” System- small groups of individuals who represent the interest in many respects of different groups. Have meeting and decide upon a course of action. How they chose the presidential candidate back in the day. Effects of sectional differences and Growing popular participation “King Numbers” vs “ King Caucus”- trying to decide if winner should be decided by the men in the caucus or by the people and popular vote “Age of the Common Man” 4. The election of 1824 Andrew Jackson (TN): 99 – had support on a national level bc he emerged from battle of New Orleans as a national hero o
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