The United States developed in differential lines between the Northern and Southern sections. The southern took the agrarian route while the north became more industrialized. Slavery was predominant in the breakup of the union. The north and western states fought to uphold the union due to secession caused by the need to dispute on slavery. The southern maintained the need for slaves, as they required workers on the large plantations amongst other duties. Slaves were rented or sold as means of paying debts, while the economy and prices of cotton was dependent on their availability. The north had abolished the practice.
The United States had achieved large territories from conquests, negotiations, and purchases. The carved out states had joined the union as slave states. The balance between the old states and new ones had interest in institutional setting within the union. The polarizing effects between the northern and southern states were political especially with the constitutional basis of human bondage. Doctrines emergence in explanation to the territorial sanctions on implicitly and explicitly could not unite the union. The sovereignty struggles on the doctrines and republican effect led to the divisions and subsequent uprising.
State’s rights had been a developed ideology aimed at promotion of slave state interests with the help of federal authority. It was formulated by the Southern state representatives in serving of their interests and slave protection. Since the clamor for sovereignty would empower the states and promote expansion, federal authority was used to seal the fate. In this manner, power would be guaranteed in the southern states as opposed to equality of the union. It could not be based as an argument over secession where the territorial matters of slavery would be included.