Here’s our man Alexander Hamilton talking about the regional factions that would form, and what side each state would likely choose, when he comes to Pennsylvania:
As she must, at all events, be a frontier, she may deem it most consistent with her safety, to have her exposed side turned toward the weaker power of the southern, rather than towards the stronger power of the northern confederacy. This would give her the fairest chance to avoid being the Flanders of America.
Oh, snap! I really thought we were going to engaging in civil discourse here, Alex.