AHIS 3-4 - AHIS 3/4/08 Sectionalism: Present at the...

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AHIS 3/4/08 Sectionalism: Present at the founding of the colonies. Always a factor of country, because of constitution which recognizes there is sectionalism. Question of honor : - Politicos need to establish reputations - Political honor = personal honor - Alternatives: politeness or violence o No middle ground - Culture of dueling o Dueled equal o Caned inferior o Illegal almost everywhere - Depth of animosity: culture of honor o Griswold-Lyon attacks; 1798 o Lyon sentenced under Sedition Act, 1798 - Hamilton-Burr duel o 1804 o Aaron Burr Conspiracy Burr’s political career done after Hamilton duel Conspiracy to create western republic o Burr tried for treason 1807 Levying war against U.S. Or adhering to enemies Requires 2 witnesses to overt act Two big precedents Treason is hard to prove Executive privilege established by Jefferson English/French war entangles U.S. -
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