Outcome of election made it clear the nation was tired of compromise. Lincoln defeated Douglas in the North, Breckinridge won the South…but because the North had more people than the South, Lincoln won election.
Despite Lincoln’s statements he wouldn’t abolish slavery in the South, white Southerners didn’t trust him and saw the Republican victory as a threat to Southern way of life.
Dec 20, 1860 South Carolina secedes from the Union followed by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas=Confederate States of America
POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY –
A VOTE where the people decide on an issue. (I.E. – slavery)
An agreement reached between two sides where both sides have to “give up” something,.
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A person who works to bring an end to or believes in NO slavery. Often they try and help slaves to freedom.
The belief that your part of the country is the BEST. You put your part of the country’s needs in front of what is best for the WHOLE nation.
A person who has gone against or broken the law and is on the loose.
To remove or break away as the Southern states did from the Union.
A warehouse that stores guns and ammunition.
A person who is willing to die for their beliefs. I.E. – John Brown