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Election of 1860 and Secession
Transcript of Election of 1860 and Secession
and Secession What you will learn?
How the election of 1860 led to Secession Abraham Lincoln John Breckinridge VS What is secession? To withdraw formally from
membership in an organization,
association, or alliance. December 20, 1860
South Carolina January 9, 1861
Mississippi January 10, 1861
Florida January 11, 1861
Alabama January 19, 1861
Georgia January 26, 1861
Louisiana February 1, 1861
Texas April 17, 1861
Virginia May 6, 1861
Arkansas May 20, 1861
North Carolina June 8, 1861
Tennessee February 8, 1861
The Confederate States
of America is formed April 12, 1861
Start of Civil War Jefferson Davis The Declaration of Independence
was to be taken literally; ALL MEN
had the right to RISE as far as talent
will take them; just as he had. Called for Slaverys restriction Not Abolition By the mid 1800's the Country
was deeply divided South Feared
North would ban Slavery North Feared
Slavery would move west Divided House Speech "A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Abolitionists believed he did not go far enough Lincoln won with only 40% of Vote Did not appear on 10 ballots Florida Georgia Louisiana Mississippi North Carolina Tennessee Texas South Carolina Alabama Arkansas http://www.glencoe.com/video_library/index_with_mods.php?PROGRAM=9780078777158&VIDEO=3080&CHAPTER=15&MODE=2