Chapter 15

A Divided Nation

As the United States expanded westward to the Pacific, the question of allowing slavery in the territories became a heated debate in the country. The North believed slavery would eventually die if it was contained to only those places where it already existed; the South believed slavery needed to expand to new areas if it was going to survive. Right or wrong, both the North and South began a long battle to

impose their will on the other eventually culminating in the secession of the Southern states.

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Guided Notes

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