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6.Southern states believed that Lincoln would try to undermine slavery as president. As a result, many Southern states, starting with South Carolinastarted to secedefrom the Union after the Election of 1860.7.Delegates from the southern states met in Montgomery, Alabama to create a new government;one that would protect and uphold the institution of slavery. After creating the new government called the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis was elected president. 8.Plans were made by the Confederate States to prepare for war. In his inauguraladdress, President Lincoln stated that his administration would not initiatecivil war.9.On April 12, 1861, Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter, a fort held by Union troops in South Carolina. U.S. troops surrendered the fort on April 13, thereby marking the beginning of the Civil War.10.After Lincoln called for Federal troopsto retake Fort Sumter, fourmore states seceded and joined the Confederacy.II. Cooper Union Speech:Read “The Speech,” a record of the audience reaction to the Cooper Union speech given by Abraham Lincoln, linked on the Task page. Answer the questions below using details from the speech.
1. Describe, with at least three specific references, the reaction members of the audience experienced to Mr. Lincoln’s appearance.
2. Describe, with at least three specific references, how the audience changed their opinion of Mr. Lincoln as he spoke.

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