Lincoln's Election

Lincoln's Election

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  • The Beginning of the Year (1860)
  • We will secede if the Republicans win the Presidency!
  • Southerners
  • Presidential Election (1860)
  • Lincoln is elected as the 16th US President over a deeply divided Democratic Party
  • Lincoln carried 18 states, none being slave states and all being free states. This gave him the majority vote. He also received 40 percent of the popular vote, which helped him win.
  • By the time of Lincoln's inauguration seven states had seceded
  • The announcement of Lincoln's victory signaled the secession of the Southern States
  • The South was more on Douglas's side of the states being able to decide whether slavery should be allowed
  • The Confederate States have now been established...
  • One Month Later...
  • The Civil War began when General P.G.T. Beauregard gave the command to open fire on Fort Sumter
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