6.Southern states believed that Lincoln would try to undermine slavery as president. As a result, many Southern states, starting with southcarolinastarted to secessionfrom the Union after the Election of 1860.7.Delegates from the southern states met in philadelphia, Alabama to create a new government; one that would protect and uphold the institution of slavery. After creating the new government called the democratic, Jefferson Davis was elected president. 8.Plans were made by the Confederate States to prepare for war. In his unionaddress, President Lincoln stated that his administration would not start acivil war.9.On April 12, 1861, Confederate forces fired on fort summer, a fort held by Union troopsin South Carolina. U.S. troops surrendered the fort on April 13, thereby marking the beginning of the civil war.