A heated debate took place in congress. There where both sides arguing over if Clays plan to have a compromise. Calofornia would be a free state and all other territories would have no limit on slavory.
Election Of 1860
I am Aberham lincoln.
I am Stephen Douglas.
Henry David Thoreau wrote that if the law "requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then I say, break the law."
The Confederacy Established
Republicans chose California John C. Fremont a Famed Western Explorer. There logo is Free Soil Free Speech Fremont. The Democratic party nominat James Buchanan of congress. They endorsed the idea of Popular sovereighty.
1861 [April]-Fort Sumter
In the Presidental election of 1860, the big question was wether the Union would continue to exisit. Regional differences divided the nation.
I am John C. Breckinridge.
"By Febuary 1861, Texas, Louisiana,Mississppis, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia had joined South Carolina and seceded." They chose Jefferson Davis as there president.
"The day after taking office, Lincoln recieved a letter from commander of Fort Sumter, a U.S fort on an island guarding charleston harbor." There was low supplies at the base, the confederates commanded surrender.