sectionalism

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¡°All men are created equal,¡± but were they treated equally during the pre-civil war period? Since the beginning of the colonization of America, blacks were considered properties and were never given any rights white men had. Even the Founding Fathers decided not to touch the slavery issue, wishing that it will die out eventually. However, after the Constitution officially legalized slavery, this issue became more complex. As a result of the problems of slavery, there …

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…conclusion, the issue of slavery was the major cause of the growing sectionalism in the pre-civil war US. Many bills and compromises were made to satisfy the different opinions of the free and slave states. This caused a gradual increase in sectionalism in the US. As a result, the government was unable to become stable and reliable. The different opinions of slavery have to diminish in order for sectionalism to disappear and stabilize the country.