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  • We must do what is best for the North!
  • We must do what is best for the West!
  • We must do what is best for the South!
  • ELECTION OF 1860
  • Yay! I have won the election... but what if the South secedes?
  • The South wants slavery and strong state governments.
  • The North wants to ban slavery and have a strong central government.
  • Sectionalism means the people put the needs of their local areas or states, above the needs of the country, which made things a lot harder for the US.
  • I don't really like the Missouri Compromise, but it will work for now.
  • After Abraham Lincoln won the election of 1860 and became president, the South was worried that he would ban slavery, and so they began to secede from the Union.
  • This could cause a lot of opposition, but I think it could hold the country together.
  • The North and South agreed on almost nothing. They didn't agree on slavery, government, or banks.
  • I moved to the North to escape slavery. I thought I was safe. I don't know where to go now...
  • The Missouri Compromise of 1820 was a desperate attempt to keep the peace and balance between free and slaves states by adding Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state. It did not last long.
  • The Compromise of 1850 updated the fugitive slave law, admitted California as a free state, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Utah would be decided by popular sovereignty, abolished slave trade in DC, and gave away some of Texas territory for 10 million dollars.
  • The Fugitive Slave Act was passed as part of the Compromise of 1850, and forced citizens, even in free states to help capture and return slaves to their owners.
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