Why did sectional tensions grow in the 1850s?


A Level


16m 7s
Key questions considered: How did ongoing westward expansion and the issue of slavery contribute to sectional tensions? Why did the Republican Party emerge and what were their impact on sectional tensions? Content covered: Issues of slavery and sectionalism as they develop in the 1850s: Fall-out of the 1850 Compromise. Kansas-Nebraska. Rise of the Republican Party; Lincoln. Dred Scott decision. John Brown’s raid. Analysis: situation by 1859


Professor Richard Carwardine

Siobhan Dickens

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