Differences Between The North And The South Essay

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The event that took place between 1850-1861 caused sectional differences that split the entire union into two. The North and the South were at totally different times for their society and their economy. The North was more industrial , whereas, the South was more agricultural. The South was still tied to slavery and the North had moved passes it. The statement “By the 1850’s the Constitution, originally framed as an instrument of national unity, had become a source of sectional discord and tension and ultimately contributed to the failure of the union it had created,” is valid because the constitution could not agree with both the North and the South, it would always anger one side or the other. Document A is a map after the Compromise of 1850. It is a diagram showing which states are free, slave, or under popular sovereignty. The Compromise of 1850 was a four step compromise; it established California as a free state, New Mexico and Utah were under popular sovereignty so they could decide if they wanted to be a free state or a slave state, ended the slave trade in Washington D.C., lastly, it created the Fugitive Slave Law in which runaway slaves must be returned back to owner. Each component of the compromise created sectional differences. California was just won from the Mexico, so both sides wanted it. When it became a free state, the South got angry because they thought it was favoring the North. The south also got angry from Washington D.C. ending the slave trade. If…

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