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Election of 1860/Secession . Standard 4.2 E.Q. What lead to the secession of the South? . Lincoln- Douglas Debates. Lincoln would challenge Douglas to debates between Douglas and himself in seven of nine states. Defining event in American politics.

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election of 1860 secession

Election of 1860/Secession

Standard 4.2

E.Q. What lead to the secession of the South?

lincoln douglas debates
Lincoln- Douglas Debates
  • Lincoln would challenge Douglas to debates between Douglas and himself in seven of nine states.
  • Defining event in American politics.
  • Began to define sharp differences between the North/South, Republican/Democratic, and Lincoln/Douglas.
different speech styles
Different Speech Styles
  • Abe Lincoln
    • delivered his comments solemnly
    • Using direct plain language.
    • Sense of Humor
    • Quick wit
  • Stephan Douglas
    • Self-confidence
    • Pacing back and forth
    • Using his fist to pound home his points.
all the candidates
All the candidates
  • Northern Democrats: Stephan Douglas
    • Popular sovereignty
  • Southern Democrats: John C Breckinridge
    • Former Vice President
  • Constitutional Union Party: John Bell
    • Former Know-Nothing/Whig Party
    • Ignored slavery all together.
  • Republican Party: Abe Lincoln
the winner is secession
The winner is….secession?
  • Lincoln would win the election, but only by electoral votes, not popular vote.
  • Seceding: Formal withdraw
  • Who would be the one that would start the withdrawing? Guesses?
states that secede
States that secede
  • South Carolina first on December 20, 1860.
  • Mississippi next on January 9, 1861.
    • Florida seceded the next day.
  • Within the week; Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas seceded.
the new nation
The new nation
  • Would be called The Confederate States of America.
  • President: Jefferson Davis

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