Relationship Between North And South

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Relations between the North and South Sectional differences have characterized the relationship between the North and South since the formation of the colonies. These differences did not cause strife at first but by the 1820’s tensions between the two regions were evident. As westward expansion became a predominant national issue the different goals of the north and south in the west led to issues. The south wanted to expand slavery into the new territories, while the north did not. The North thought that the extension of slavery was a political and economic threat, rather than a moral threat, as seen in the action of the Missouri Compromise. The Compromise of 1850 shows that the morality argument versus slavery became stronger than it had
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