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Second Essay History 111 –KA December 1, 2010 Competing Visions of Liberty Throughout the 1850’s in the United States, numerous efforts were made by American politicians to stop conflicts that existed between people who were arguing over individual’s and state’s rights. At the core of these disagreements, there was one major underlying issue: slavery. The Missouri Compromise of 1850 along with the gag rule in Congress were attempts made to resolve the conflicts between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North. However, this compromise was short lived when the leader in the Democratic Party, Stephen A. Douglas, wanted to organize the Nebraska territory in order to build a transcontinental railroad through it. With Douglas’ platform further undermining the union, competing visions of liberty between the North and the South, evident in the Republican and Democratic Party Platforms, the case of enslaved African American, Dred Scot, the impending crisis of the South, and South Carolina’s Ordinance of Secession and Declaration of Independence, ultimately led to a divided union in the 1850’s. The Democrat and Republican Platforms of 1856 had competing visions as well as conflicting goals which ultimately contributed to the division of the union in the 1850’s. The Democrat Party, trying to appeal to all people, accused the Republican party of being sectional rather than a national organization. The Democrat’s accusation had legitimacy due to the Republican Party’s emphasis on the control and containment of slavery.
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