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This article looks nationalism and sectionalism as it was defined by editor of the magazine Old South, William Gilmore Simms, who put himself on record as both a nationalist and a sectionalist and maintained that his position was not only logical but inevitable.
In 1835, the North Carolina state legislature revised the state constitution to abolish the county basis for legislative representation. This allowed the legislature to review petitions for the formation of new counties without having to increase the number of General Assembly seats. Through this legislation, several new western counties were created, but by the 1850s this had stopped because of fears the sectional balance of the state would be disrupted.