Abraham Lincoln and the secession of the Southern states

Abraham Lincoln and the secession of the Southern states

Abraham Lincoln and the secession of the Southern states The Life of Lincoln The child of uneducated farmers Never really fit in

By adulthood, he was 64 Mostly self-educated Refused to hunt because he believed killing any kind of animal was wrong Unsuccessfully ran for the Illinois General Assembly at the age of 23 Two years later, he ran for the state legislature and won (four times in a row!)

Began teaching himself law at age 25 The Life of Lincoln Even without a formal education, Lincoln became one of the most successful lawyers in Illinois At age 28, he protested against slavery for the first time, not because he viewed African Americans as equals, but because it was

founded on both injustice and bad policy Five years later, Lincoln married Mary Todd and fathered 4 children (though only one lived to see adulthood) Mary Todd The Life of Lincoln 1846: Successfully ran for the U.S. House of Representatives

God of Heaven has forgotten to defend the weak and innocent, and permitted the strong band of murderers and demons from hell to kill men, women, and children, and lay waste and pillage the land of the just. - Lincoln His speech tarnished his reputation so he didnt run for reelection Practiced law for the next 12 years

The Life of Lincoln In 1858, he lost against Stephen Douglas for a seat in the U.S. Senate Finally, in 1860, after 28 bumpy years in politics, Lincoln was elected as the 16th

president of the United States of America Winner Winner of the Popular Vote: Abraham Lincoln Runner up: Stephen Douglas Winner of the Electoral College: Abraham Lincoln Runner up: John Breckinridge Lincoln Becomes President

Southerners threatened to secede from the Union Most Northerners viewed secession as illegal Secession: The act of withdrawing a state from the Union

In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you.... You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it. Abraham Lincoln Southerners viewed secession as legal through states rights (the belief that every state has rights that the federal government cannot overruleevery state chose to join the Union, therefore, they could leave it) Secession Begins

Dec. 1860: South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union

Mississippi Florida Alabama Georgia Louisiana Texas By 1862, eleven states seceded from the Union Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland were the five slave states that remained part of the Union (United States).

Confederate States of America Modeled after the United States of America with several exceptions

Slavery was legal in any state or territory that wanted it to be legal States were given more rights Elected Jefferson Davis as president Mismanaged almost every aspect of the government and war effort

The Final Straw The Crittenden Compromise: An attempt to settle the differences between the North and the South The bill was defeated in the Senate Various other attempts to settle the dispute only succeeded in angering both sides

Attack on Fort Sumter South Carolina attacked Fort Sumter to prevent the Union from shipping war supplies into the South Began the American Civil War Why attack?

Fort Sumter

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