election of 1860 and southern secession
I am not an abolitionist but I do believe that slavery is wrong and I want to stop the expansion of it
Abraham Lincoln is elected President in 1860
I am a southern slave owner and I see the election of Abraham Lincoln as a threat to my way of life
The South is on the brink of succeeding so let us reinstate the Missouri Compromise in order to settle the issue of slavery and keep our country intact. We can call is the Crittenden Compromise
No. We cannot reinstate the Missouri Compromise because it would allow the expansion of slavery across the rest of the United States.
Days after Crittenden Compromise failure
As the southern slave owners, we do not like that the Crittenden Compromise did not make it through the Senate to become law
Because of the fact that Abraham Lincoln does not support our way of life and that the Crittenden Compromise failed, the South has decided to secede from the Union to for the Confederate States of America
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