Sectionalism in the early-mid 1800s.

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A sense of unity filled the United States of America after they gained independence by winning the Revolutionary War. This sense of unity, however, did not last forever. Rather than having disputes with Britain, the United States began to have disputes among its three "sections" - the north, south, and west. Starting with the War of 1812, sectionalism began as a small rift but grew into a huge gap that separated the north, south, and west.

The end of the controversial War of 1812 did not end sectionalism. In fact, the War in general essentially served as an ignition to the division of the sections. Even further dividing the sections, the Protective Tariff of 1814 put a 25% tax on all imported goods. This means that a roll of cloth from …show more content…

Due to this, many voters from New England (north) voted for John Quincy Adams, while nearly everybody from the south and west voted for Andrew Jackson. In the end, Jackson easily won the election.

The same year Jackson was elected, a new tariff was issued. This tariff was one of the highest tariffs in American History. The

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