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Throughout history compromising has been used It may settle a disagreement at the time but in the long run hurts everyone It can also lead to war instead of preventing it It is in the case of the civil war that this build up of tension and conflict is apparently visible With compromise you are supposed to get something you want in exchange for giving another thing up With a side procuring something the tensions grow During the times before the civil war tensions rose and rose until they culminated in the civil What raised these tensions was compromise the agreements made to prevent the secession of the south actually helped to enact it These compromises were like the Compromise of 1850 which gave both the north and the south their power they wanted Both sides had the fear that the other would gain more power that is why they each were given a state But since they both thought the other side was still going to have more power that compromise did nothing but raise the tensions between the north and the south With the tensions still rising the 35 Compromise did not help at all The South wanted all there slaves to be counted so the could have more of a say in congress but the north wanted to be able to enact laws concerning slavery if they were to be counted So the compromise said 35 the slaves would be counted and in twenty years the north could enact laws dealing with the slaves Again this only settled the argument for a little while both sides still thought the other had more political power and wanted to get a step up on them Next came the Kansas-Nebraska act of 1854 When this was passed it would repeal the Missouri Compromise and give both territories popular sovereignty This outraged the north and pleased the south The tension kept rising to the point were
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