The Anebellum Movement

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When people claim that “nothing ever changes” and “life will always be the same,” one word holds the ability to accurately sum up that conjecture: wrong. The world constantly undergoes changes, both socially and otherwise. American remains an increasingly mobile society. The antebellum area, specifically 1820 to 1840, involved times of great change, be it social, economic, or political. Whether these changes benefitted or hurt society remains debatable, but it is undeniable that these changes altered American life and that similar changes occur all through America’s entirely inconstant history.
Throughout the antebellum era, the American government continued to struggle at finding solid footholds. Both integral and up-in-the-hair, the relationship
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