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Unformatted text preview: None of the changes and compromises made much difference in the larger debate, as the agrarian slave-holding South continued to feel alienated by the industrialized free North. The final straw came in November 1860, when abolitionist-leaning Abraham Lincoln was elected the sixteenth President. Secession of the Southern states became the talk of the nation. On December 20, 1860, South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union. Other states followed within a few months. Then, when a dispute over ownership of the fort in Charleston harbor exploded in April 1861, the Confederate States of America declared war on the United States of America. More states seceded from the Union and the battles lines were drawn: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas to the South and the...
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This note was uploaded on 12/25/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Summer '08 term at Texas State.

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