Mr. Dowling

To what extent did Sectionalism lead to dissention in the United States?

Sectionalism is the conflict among geographic sections of the nation, loyalty to one's sectional interests

3 Sections: North (Daniel Webster), South (John C. Calhoun), West (Henry Clay)

Big Issues

North South West
Western Land High Prices
Did not want to lose labor force
Low Prices
Wanted to expand slavery
Replace worn out farm land
Low Prices
To help small farmers
Labor Free Labor Slaves
The cheapest form of labor
Free Labor
To avoid competition for jobs
Tariff High
To protect their manufactured goods
To keep the cost of manufactured goods down
The tax money would go to improving the West

These sectional differences will eventually lead to The Civil War.

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