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THE SOUTH SECEDES p. 556-559. THE CONFEDERACY. Seven States meet in Montgomery, AL to form new government AL, MS, SC, TX, GA, FL, LA Feb. 1861 Elect Jefferson Davis (MS) President. REASONS FOR SECESSION. LINCOLN’S RESPONSE TO SECESSION. Hold federal property in the South

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The confederacy
THE CONFEDERACY

  • Seven States meet in Montgomery, AL to form new government

    • AL, MS, SC, TX, GA, FL, LA

    • Feb. 1861

  • Elect Jefferson Davis (MS) President



Lincoln s response to secession
LINCOLN’S RESPONSE TO SECESSION

  • Hold federal property in the South

  • Enforce the laws of United States


Fort sumter
FORT SUMTER

Federal Fort at Charleston Harbor, SC needed resupplied

Confederates attacked on April 12, 1861

NO CASUALTIES

CONFEDERATES CAPTURE THE FORT


Results of fort sumter
RESULTS OF FORT SUMTER

Lincoln issues a call for 75,000 troops to fight to save the Union

Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, & Arkansas voted to join the Confederacy


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