Essay On Sectionalism

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In American History we are currently studying the concept of sectionalism. Sectionalism is a division within a country based on regional beliefs and interests. In the early to mid 1800’s, sectionalism in America grew as slavery divided in the Nation. Slavery was ignored, compromised, and argues about but the states until the conflict drove our country in the Civil War. Although regional differences are not distinct these days, many issues are currently causing division among the states and people of our country. These issues lead to what our history class describes as “modern sectionalism.” One such issue is to care more about soccer in Iowa Falls. In this article “Why You Should Care About Soccer,” the author states that sure, maybe football is America’s sport. Baseball is America’s past. Then says what about the world’s sport and past: soccer. It asks where does soccer fit in American culture. The author thinks that soccer doesn’t rank very high here in the US. That it historically hasn’t either. Except for any other country. The reasons why this…show more content…
I know there already is a high school soccer team, but it is what happened when they went to state. So, lets start when Iowa Falls-Alden went to state last year. Usually for our local town’s high school teams going to state they will cancel school or give you an excused absence to attend. The thing is they never did for soccer. The school even tried to tell people what time we were allowed to leave school to go to the game. I left school early for every game they had at state, not because I wanted out of school, but because these guys were my role models and I looked up to them. Going to State was a huge deal that they worked so hard for. They made it to the point where they would play for third. I left the last day of school early not because I wanted to skip school. It was the last day why would I. I went because I wanted to support the team. As a friend and as

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