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The Civil War Begins The Civil War Begins
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New President New President Abraham Lincoln is elected President of the Untied States. During the election, he had spoken out strongly against the spread of slavery and hoped that one day it would end.
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Remain United Remain United Lincoln hoped to prevent a war. “We are not enemies, but friends,” Lincoln told Southerners after taking the oath of office. “We must not be enemies.” But time was running out.
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South Carolina secedes South Carolina secedes Shortly after the election of Lincoln, South Carolina declared “the United States of America is hereby dissolved” and seceded from the Union. Six other states soon followed.
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A New Country Formed A New Country Formed Together these seven states formed a new country. They called the new country the Confederate States of America. They elected Jefferson
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Unformatted text preview: Davis as President. Fort Sumter Fort Sumter The Confederate States of America surrounded Ft. Sumter, a “federal” fort and therefore an illegal presence on South Carolina land. President Lincoln received word that supplies were running out for federal troops. If supplies did not come soon, they would have to surrender the fort to the Confederacy. A Difficult Decision A Difficult Decision Lincoln made the decision he thought would be best. He would send supplies ships to the fort. Then he waited to see what would happen… Jefferson’s Response Jefferson’s Response Now Jefferson Davis had to make a decision. He decided to attack the fort before the supply ships arrived. On April 12, 1861, Confederates fired on Fort Sumter. The Outcome The Outcome The Civil War had began....
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