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Sectionalism- Debate: How do Regional Differences Affect National Politics?

Sectionalism- Debate: How do Regional Differences Affect National Politics?
Sectionalism- Debate: How do Regional Differences Affect National Politics?
Sectionalism- Debate: How do Regional Differences Affect National Politics?
Sectionalism- Debate: How do Regional Differences Affect National Politics?
Sectionalism- Debate: How do Regional Differences Affect National Politics?
Sectionalism- Debate: How do Regional Differences Affect National Politics?
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Debate the Issue: Sectionalism
How do Regional Differences Affect National Politics?



Background of the Issue:

Throughout U.S. history, people in different parts of the country have had different views on important national issues. These differences have sometimes divided American politics along regional lines. Use the timeline below to explore this enduring issue.




















Debate the Issue: Sectionalism
How do Regional Differences Affect National Politics?



Background:
Red and Blue States Recent presidential elections have revealed an alleged political divide between the states. “Red” states in the South, West, and Midwest have generally voted Republican. “Blue” states in the Northeast and Pacific West have generally voted Democratic. Are regional or sectional differences affecting voting patterns?

Task:
Read both sides of the debate below, and answer the questions after reading.





















Questions:
Connect to Your World
1. Compare In what way does Bishop believe the United States is split? How does Abrams see the red-blue divide?
2. Analyze How do you think each of the writers quoted above would respond to the regional differences of opinion regarding the War of 1812?
3. Discuss Learn more about the red-blue state divide- and write a paragraph debating the issue
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3 pages
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