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A peace conference was later convened in Washington with the aim of averting the crisis. Many attended with the aim of devising a solution while others wanted to safeguard their own interests. Some states were also notably stayed away from the conference. In his inaugural speech, President Lincoln tried to pacify the seceding states. He pledged to preserve slavery in the states where it was already being practiced (Lumen, n.d.). He also sought to support the Corwin Amendment that sought to offer protection to slavery in the constitution. The Confederate states tried to forcefully remove the Union troops and federal presence in its territory pushing the two groups towards war. Progression of Hostilities After the attack, Lincoln made a subsequent call for the troops. It led to the declaration of independence by four more states. By the spring of 1861, the Confederacy was composed of
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HISTORY 6 eleven states. They included Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, North Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Florida and Arkansas (Lumen, n.d.). Other southern states that upheld slavery such as Delaware and Maryland did not secede. However, its citizens exhibited divided loyalties. In conclusion, secession occurred as a result of the rivalry between the North and South due to different ideologies on the ownership of slaves. The election of a Republican made the Southerners feel their voice would not be heard. It led to the desire by the South to declare independence.
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HISTORY 7 References Bryan, D. (2013). American History USA. The Great Mistake- Why Did the South Secede in 1860? Retrieved from - south-secede-1860/ History, (n.d.). Secession. Retrieved from - war/secession Lumen, (n.d.). Conclusion: The Increasing Inevitability of War | Boundless US History . (2017). . Retrieved 24 December 2017, from - increasing-inevitability-of-war/
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