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This article attempts to identify significant factors in the struggle for representation in the 13 original colonies with a special attention to sectionalism and the struggle between East and West within the states. Each colony is addressed individually.
Sectionalism became a problem during the early history of the colony, exacerbated by the scope and differing geography of the territory. Conflict began in 1725 with the first permanent settlement in the Cape Fear area and escalated over the issue of political representation. The sheer size of the colony caused disagreements between representatives because legislative measures good for one region were often in conflict with another area of the colony.