A climate of fear and paranoia over slavery developed in the South. What were th


A climate of fear and paranoia over slavery developed in the South. What were the events and arguments that caused this and enhanced the paranoia? How did it lead to the creation of the Republican Party and the 1860 split of the Democratic Party? Were Northerners any more rational than Southerners or did both sides lose perspective? Had Southerners abandoned the nation’s founding political theories, as Locke and the Declaration of Independence described?
This essay prompt requires a long-form written response, using complete sentences and appropriate grammar and punctuation. Expect to write 500 to 750 words to answer the prompt fully. This will be scored on a 0-20 scale.
The file sent is part of the rubric and most required things for this essay.
Please use only the following sources:

Declaration of Independence, 1776


https://www.earlymoderntexts.com/assets/pdfs/locke1689a.pdf

Alexander Stephens on Slavery and the Confederate Constitution, 1861

South Carolina Declaration of Secession, 1860

George Fitzhugh Argues that Slavery is Better than Liberty and Equality, 1854

Angelina Grimké, Appeal to Christian Women of the South, 1836

Prigg v. Pennsylvania, 1842

Solomon Northup Describes a Slave Market, 1841


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