F ree R esponse Q uestion. “Lincoln’s election led to a number of Southern States seceding from the Union” Using the evidence that John Green provides, EVALUATE to what extent the Election of 1860 was the cause of the secession of the Southern States. Election of 1860.
“Lincoln’s election led to a number of Southern States seceding from the Union”
Using the evidence that John Green provides, EVALUATEto what extentthe Election of 1860 was the cause of the secession of the Southern States.
“We are not enemies, but friends…. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.”
Uncle Sam: You Rascal! Where are you going with my property?Jeff Davis: Dear Uncle, all I want is to be left alone!
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…they should declare the causes which impel (drive) them to the separation…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure (protect) these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent(approval) of the governed, [and] whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it.
A majority [of the citizens] held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always adapting easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and ideas, is the only true sovereign (king) of a free people.
-Abraham Lincoln, 1861
Our present condition… illustrates the idea that governments rest upon the consent of the governed, and that it is the right of the people to alter or abolish governments whenever they become destructive to the ends for which they were established.
-Jefferson Davis, 1861
Something specific that I want to know or want to learn about the Civil War is…