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FC: The Coming Of the Civil War

1: Book Made By Dan Ward Richfield Springs Central School 7th Grade

2: When Lincoln was president the south grew very angry and succeed to try to make there own new country that allowed slavery and was good for them.

3: All the states broke away and they where all slave states and wanted to fight against the North.The secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of six more states Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas and the threat of secession by four more Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. These eleven states eventually formed the Confederate States of America. At a convention in Montgomery, Alabama, the seven seceding states created the Confederate Constitution.

4: In 1858, as the country moved ever closer to disunion, two politicians from Illinois attracted the attention of a nation. From August 21 until October 15, Stephen Douglas battled Abraham Lincoln in face to face debates around the state.The Debate on who would be the president would grow larger. It was between Douglas And Lincoln and Lincoln would end up winning which made the south very angry. The prize they sought was a seat in the Senate. Lincoln challenged Douglas to a war of ideas. Douglas took the challenge. More People Wanted Him to win because every one thought the Abraham Lincoln Was going to end slavery when all he really wanted to do was is to keep it the same.

6: This meant that 60% of the voters selected someone other than Lincoln. Lincoln won the Election by a lot and it got the South very angry and they thought they had no say over anything that had to do with the government. The South Was Getting Very Worried that the north was going to get rid of there slavery. Which would make the south lose most of there money. A few weeks after the election, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Sectional conflict was intensified by the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision, which declared that Congress could not exclude slavery from the western territories and by the abolitionist John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginiaq

7: South Flag

8: The Congress debated the contentious issues well into the summer. Each time Clay's Compromise was set forth for a vote, it did not receive a majority. Henry Clay himself had to leave in sickness, before the dispute could be resolved. In his place, Stephen Douglas worked tirelessly to end the fight.The environment for a deal was set. By September,Clay's Compromise became law. California was admitted to the Union as the 16th free state. In exchange, the south was guaranteed that no federal restrictions on slavery would be placed on Utah or New Mexico. Texas lost its boundary claims in New Mexico but the Congress said Texas with $10 million.

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