Notes-Secession 11-30

Notes-Secession 11-30 - Secession 11/30/2010 th 1. 1860:...

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Secession 11/30/2010 1. 1860: Lincoln was elected to be the 16 th president 2. Secession a. Starts with the lower southern states, then there is a lull before states from the upper south leave b. South Carolina was the first state to succeed (20 December 1860) b.i. Legislature voted 169-0 for secession c. In 1830s, believed that it was a states right to nullify any federal law they don’t agree with d. Jefferson Davis and the Confederate States of America (February 8, 1861) d.i. In contrast to how long America was formed, the Confederate took ONLY 3 months to organize itself capital, elect Davis, etc. d.ii. All took place before Lincoln was inaugurated he had no power, could not do anything d.iii. In the constitution of the Confederacy: d.iii.1. Explicitly use the word slavery d.iii.2. Prohibits secession e. Upper south not sure what to do/reject secession at first (wait and see) e.i. Slavery did not have the same economic importance as it did in the lower south 3. Why did the seven states of the lower South secede from the Union? a. Every state produces a Declaration of Secession a.i. North is not living up to their constitutional obligation/violating the constitution
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