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Old 03-20-2010, 11:30 PM
 
Location: norcal
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on this site you see the phrase 'mason dixie line' what does that mean? is that counties? does it pertain to more then one area or state...just wondering. please...dont flame me for asking lol...im from california, and i never heard that before that i can recall.
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Location: Ohio
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It's called the Mason-Dixon line. You'll find an explanation here.
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:48 PM
 
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This should get you started. As the article says, the term (it's Mason-Dixon line, BTW) was incorporated into debate on the Missouri Compromise to delineate which states allowed slavery and which did not.
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:00 AM
 
Location: norcal
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thanks for the history lessons guys. i appreciate it
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:36 PM
 
Location: norcal
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lol...im 27. im not from the south. and i hated history when i was younger so i wasnt paying attention. sorry if i disappointed you.
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:05 PM
 
Location: moving again
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The Mason Dixon Line is the line that separated the South from the north. Past tense.
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:53 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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The Mason Dixon Line is the line that separated the South from the north. Past tense.
Very true. Washington, D.C. and Baltimore are not considered southern cities nowadays.
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Very true. Washington, D.C. and Baltimore are not considered southern cities nowadays.

In 1861 Baltimore was so southern that US troops from New England had a hard time passing through the city on the way to DC. US troops actually fired on pro confederate crowds in the city. Maryland was a hotbed of seccesionist sentiment, and the state actually held a secession vote. Your right however, Maryland and even N. Virgina are not considered the south today. They feel about as southern as Indiana does.
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:17 PM
 
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Yes, we can say Maryland has always been 100% southern, but that would be ignoring many parts of its history. Northern Virginia on the other hand has always been on the southern side until recently
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:56 PM
 
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In 1861 Baltimore was so southern that US troops from New England had a hard time passing through the city on the way to DC. US troops actually fired on pro confederate crowds in the city. Maryland was a hotbed of seccesionist sentiment, and the state actually held a secession vote. Your right however, Maryland and even N. Virgina are not considered the south today. They feel about as southern as Indiana does.
And in 1961, Baltimore was so Southern, it was segregated!
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