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Lincoln ran against Douglas in the North in the election of 1860. Lincoln gained majority of the electoral votes, which confirmed his spot as the new president.
Slavery was greatly impacted by the election, Southern states were so angry about Lincol being elected that it made many rebel violently and begin to succeed.
South Carolina succeeded from the US right after the election took place, with many other following. These states then created the Confederate States of America.
"Please return back to the US! We are one. Where slavery has existed, it will stay!"
"No! We will live our lives, independently, as the Confederate States of America, without you as our president."
The Civil War offically begins on April 12th, 1861.
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