Lincoln on secession soon after abraham lincoln was elected to the presidency in november 1860, seven southern states seceded from the union in march 1861, after he was inaugurated as the 16th president of the united states, four more followed. It became the first state to declare its secession from the union on december 20, 1860, with the declaration of the immediate causes which induce and justify the secession of south carolina from the federal union and later joined with the other southern states in the confederacy. Revenue bills introduced in the us house of representatives prior to the war between the states were biased, unfair and inflammatory to the south abraham lincoln had promised the northern industrialists that he would increase the tariff rate if he was elected president of the united states. Despite these previous answers, slavery was not the only reason the south seceded from the union for one thing the north was becoming more industrial, creating newer industries, and the south was losing money on it's cotton and tobacco plantations. The term secession had been used as early as 1776south carolina threatened separation when the continental congress sought to tax all the colonies on the basis of a total population count that.
South carolina acted first, calling for a convention to secede from the union state by state, conventions were held, and the confederacy was formed within three months of lincoln's election, seven states had seceded from the union. Declaration of the immediate causes which induce and justify the secession of south carolina from the federal union the people of the state of south carolina, in convention assembled, on the 26th day of april, ad 1852, declared that the frequent violations of the constitution of the united states, by the federal government, and its encroachments upon the reserved rights of the states, fully. South carolina seceded from the union of the united states due to increasing fears that northern, non-slavery states would impede the rights of southern states to keep slaves.
The south (confederate states of america) seceded from the united states because they were under-represented in congress, and were the victims of tax, slave, and other laws that endangered their. These fears caused south carolina, mississippi, florida, alabama, georgia, louisiana, texas, virginia, arkansas, tennessee and north carolina to secede and form the confederate states of america similar articles. Interestingly enough, while it was the south that actually seceded, it was the northern states who had first threatened it the new england states were opposed to the war of 1812, and at the hartford convention had actually discussed seceding themselves.
Thirty-five percent of texas republicans want to secede from the united states after november's election, eight red states filed petitions on the white house's yougov web site calling for a split. The south is the reason the united states has one of the lowest levels of social spending in the world the south is the reason the war on poverty died from the moment the head start program first helped poor blacks form their own preschools in mississippi, the south declared war against the war against poverty. Find out why people are still having these issues with the south, and put some hard research and some facts and figures behind this general unease with the influence that the south has on the rest. South carolina was the first state to declare its commitment to secession if the republican party took office while some other states felt it prudent to wait and see what stance the new government would take on slavery, all were in support of secession as a legitimate response to its interference.
About karen stokes karen stokes, an archivist at the south carolina historical society in charleston, is the author of eight non-fiction books including south carolina civilians in sherman's path, the immortal 600, a confederate englishman, confederate south carolina, days of destruction, a legion of devils: sherman in south carolina, and her latest book from shotwell publishing, carolina. Dr donald livingston discusses the real reason the south seceded, at the abbeville institute stone mountain conference, october 2015 category nonprofits & activism. The south did not succeed from the union it seceded from the union spelling counts, unless you are illiterate he spelt it right you dumb [email protected] don't correct peopples spelling if you cant spell.
Why did the confederate states secede between december 1860 and march 1861, seven states in the deep south left the union after the southern attack on fort sumter, a union installation in the harbor of charleston, south carolina, in april 1861, another four states seceded. Every state in the confederacy issued an article of secession declaring their break from the union four states went further texas, mississippi, georgia and south carolina all issued additional documents, usually referred to as the declarations of causes, which explain their decision to leave the union. The south seceded over states' rights confederate states did claim the right to secede, but no state claimed to be seceding for that right in fact, confederates opposed states' rights — that is, the right of northern states not to support slavery. Since south carolina was the catalyst, we will start there the secession convention of that state produced a document entitled, declaration of the immediate causes which induce and justify the secession of south carolina from the federal union.
South carolina delivered its declaration of the causes of secession, and the other states soon followed the die was set and with the battle of fort sumter on april 12-14,1861, open warfare began. South carolina declaration of the immediate causes which induce and justify the secession of south carolina from the federal union the people of the state of south carolina, in convention assembled, on the 26th day of april, ad, 1852, declared that the frequent violations of the constitution of the united states, by the federal government, and its encroachments upon the reserved rights of. Secession summary: the secession of southern states led to the establishment of the confederacy and ultimately the civil war it was the most serious secession movement in the united states and was defeated when the union armies defeated the confederate armies in the civil war, 1861-65.