Election of 1860 & Secession


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  • I'll defeat you Lincoln! 
  • Boom! Top that Douglas
  • Once there was a time, 1858, where the Lincoln and Douglas had a series of debates for the run for presidency. The Debates had a heated discussion on the sectional conflict over slavery and state rights. 
  • Finally, the ending to the debates was the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860. Lincoln won with 180 electoral votes by sweeping a majority from the north. 
  • We Are Done!
  • By the time Lincoln's inauguration in March, seven southern states had seceded. 
  • Lincoln was against the cruel treatment of slaves, however. Lincoln was not considered as a abolitionist. He wanted to prevent the spread of slavery but also protect the slavery that currently exists. His main idea was to stop slavery form spreading. 
  • By June 8th, 1861 eleven states broke all ties with the Union. The Eleven states developed a new country with a new form of government known as the Confederate States of American. 
  • Led by the seceded southern states, including South Carolina, began the battle of the century-The Civil War (1861-65). The North vs South, Confederate States vs The Union, the war was under the presidency of Lincoln. The Civil War lead to a new country image including the ending of slavery.
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