Chapter 12: Section 4 . The Civil War is Coming. The Election of 1860. Around 1860, people were still thinking that the nation was going to avoid a civil war. When the year 1860 came around, the Democrats were still a national party. . The Democrats Divide .
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The Civil War is Coming
The election of November 1860
Lincoln undoubtedly won in the electoral college, but took 39% of the popular vote
more than 50% votes
1st state to secede from the
Because the United States were considered a foreign nation by the confederate states of America, they could not keep its arsenals and forts inside the borders of the seceded states