I’ve been working on this post for quite a while. Some back story: someone on Twitter asked a question that prompted me to think about the current level of partisanship in the US, both politically and culturally, and how we’ve seen this repeated throughout American history. So, I started writing, and writing, and writing, an end nowhere in site.

This is my attempt to shear this sheep down and make a coherent, cohesive list of what I can recall as times in our shared history where we’ve been divided (no net on this tightrope walk).