Sectionalism is loyalty to the interests of your own region or section of the country, rather than to the nation as a whole. Effects- Civil war and increased industrialism in the North. Sectionalism- a devotion to the interests of one geographic region over the interests of the country as a whole.
There are class notes, numerous Supreme Court case summaries and information on how to write a research paper inside. How was America divided in the mid 's? In the days leading up to the Civil W President Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying " A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Clearly he was saying that the United States of America had to remain just that, united. In order to continue to exist as a nation we had to truly be unified. What Lincoln was reacting to were the many conflicts that were dividing this great nation.
We call these divisions sectionalism. For Impact of sectionalism class reading and handout on sectionalism click here. Sectionalism Divides America A.
Sectionalism - the placing of the needs of one section of thenatio over the needs of the whole nation. The different sections at this time were the North and the South.
The West was also a section but this section because it was new did not practice sectionalism. Instead it was the other sections that fought to control the destiny of the west.
What was the difference between the two sections? The North - primarily industrial in nature. Business and industry played major roles. While the North was not know for its agricultural production it was the largest producer of grain.
Life was faster and commerce important. The South - primarily agricultural. The soutthern economy was primarily based upon the existence of large family farms known as plantations. The plantation economy relied on cheap labor in the form of slaves to produce tobacco and then cotton.
The plantation lifestyle produced a slower more leisrly lifestyle. Farmers on the plantation did not do the work themsleves. They were referred to as the "gentleman farmer.
What issues created the sectional conflict? Slavery - first and foremost the most important difference between the north and south was slavery. For the most part most northerners really didn't care about slavery in the beginning but as time went on slavery, the existence of it as well as the extension of slavery into the wetern territories, became the central issue.
Representation - The north and south each wanted power to pass laws that would benefit theri section.
This meant that the more states that became "free" or "slave" meant more votes, both in the House, Senate and Electoral College, for that section. The issue of repreenation is played out as we expand westward and decisions must be made about each state.
Tariffs - The South resented all tariffs as they relied on British imports for more of their everyday goods. They also needed other nations to purchase cotton form their farms. As the north supported tariffs to protect their growing industries the south became incressingly angered.
Thsi tension eventually led to the passage of what South Carolina called "the Tariff of Abominations. States Rights - This issue is a direct outgrowth of the South's fear that the North would pass laws that would hurt it's lifestyle. Some examples would be tariffs and laws to restrict or abolish slavery.
The south again claimed they had the right of nullification.
Henry Clay once wrote: The Union is my country. He worked hard to keep the Union together but as we shall see, he failed.In the years prior to the American Civil War, a separate sense of cultural, political and economic identity developed and took hold between the North and the South that helped lead to the conflict.
Sectionalism, which refers to loyalty to a section of a nation rather than to the nation as a whole. The Panic of 's different impacts on the North and South's respective economies The South concluded it possessed a superior economy to the North The Dred Scott Case.
A. Sectionalism - the placing of the needs of one section of thenatio over the needs of the whole nation. 1. The different sections at this time were the North and the South.
A. Sectionalism - the placing of the needs of one section of thenatio over the needs of the whole nation. 1. The different sections at this time were the North and the South. The West was also a section but this section (because it was new) did not practice sectionalism.
Instead it was the other sections that fought to control the destiny of. Sectional Conflict: Slavery, Sectionalism Sow Seeds of War Description This work of scholarship provides a brief description of the evolution of the debates over slavery and the events that led to secession.
Sectionalism is loyalty to one's own region or section of the country, rather than to the country as a whole.