Sectional Conflic7

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Sectional Conflict Slavery, sectionalism sow seeds of war Southerners urged that all the lands acquired from Mexico should be thrown open to  slave holders. Antislavery Northerners demanded that all the new regions be closed to  slavery. One group of moderates suggested that the Missouri Compromise line be  extended to the Pacific with free states north of it and slave states to the south. Another  group proposed that the question be left to "popular sovereignty."  The government  should permit settlers to enter the new territory with or without slaves as they pleased.   When the time came to organize the region into states, the people themselves could  decide. Despite the vitality of the abolitionist movement, most Northerners were unwilling to  challenge the existence of slavery in the South.  Many, however, were against its  expansion.  In 1848 nearly 300,000 men voted for the candidates of a new Free Soil 
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