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Moving Toward Secession (Ch 11)
Transcript of Moving Toward Secession (Ch 11)
The US might have slit apart earlier then it did had it not been for the work of compromises.
What compromises helped "keep the peace"?
Compromise of 1850
Election of 1860
Slavery Decision: Popular Sovereignty
Stephen A. Douglas
Slavery Decision: Have slaves in new territories
Slavery Decision: Opposed spread of slavery
Constitutional Union Party
(Only wanted to keep Union together)
Response to the Election.....
Southerners turned their threat of secession into reality......
voted to secede on Dec. 20, 1860.
followed in Jan. 1861.
joined the other six in Feb. 1861.
Confederate States of America
Virginia Moves Toward Secession
Both the North & South wanted the support of Virginia.
General Assembly agreed to have an election - majority favored remaining in the Union.
However, other events pushed Virginia out of the Union.
Battle of Fort Sumter
SC refused to allow fort to remain in Union hands
Lincoln could not withdraw - recognize the sovereignty of a seceded state
Battle of Fort Sumter
Lincoln sent reinforcements to the fort - SC fired on the fort
Civil War began on April 12, 1861
Lincoln asked loyal states to supply troops to put down southern rebellion - VA Governor refused
Virginia Moves Towards Secession
April 17 - Virginia passed an Ordinance of Secession
Opposition to Secession
First Wheeling Convention - agreed that, if the states voted for secession, delegates would meet for a second convention