When did the southern states first secede from the union?
The southern states first seceded on December 20. 1860, and the first state to do so was South Carolina
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Answer James Buchanan was at then end of his presidency when South Carolina originally succeeded from the Union. He deemed it unconstitutional to let them go, but also uncons…titutional to fight to keep them. The reason South Carolina succeeded was because Lincoln had won the presidency, but he had not yet been sworn in.
the Texas this is the right answer This could take a book, but here's a brief summary. The Southern states did not secede for a single reason, and not all Southern states pla…ced the same importance on each reason. The popularity of secession varied by state and regions within states. I should also preface the discussion by commenting that the North's primary motivation for the war was preservation of the Union, not abolition, which was a secondary motivation. Indeed, there's ample evidence that until mid way through the war the North would have accepted Southern states back into the union while maintaining slavery and Lincoln himself is on record stating so. The free and slave states had many decades of contention leading up to secession. One of the main reasons was the westward introduction of new states into the union. Abolitionists north and south wanted to require all new states admitted into the union to be Free states. Not only would this stop the spread of slavery, it would further decrease the power of slave holding states in the federal government. Southern slave holding states grew concerned that this would further erode the tenuous power they held in the federal government. This conflict led to various compromises and even armed hostilities in western territories well before secession. The South's concern for the imbalance of federal power extended to more than slavery. The rapidly industrializing North wanted domestic priority over European industry for access to all American natural resources and agricultural yields. The Northern-dominated federal government imposed tariffs and duties that Southerners found objectionable because in many cases European trade benefited them more than domestic trade. Southern state governments generally believed that European industry's need for its products, in particular cotton, would lead the UK and France to recognize and support the CSA. This belief certainly factored into their decision to secede, but European abolitionist sentiment and the Union's actions to prevent European support and recognition stopped it from happening. South Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, and Texas all wrote declarations of causes for secession. All four states list preservation of slavery as a primary cause including the economic and social problems of emancipation and the failure of Northern states to return escaped slaves as required by the Constitution. All four documents discuss secondary causes such as conflicts between Northern industrial and Southern agrarian economic interests, an imbalance of federal power dominated by Northern interests, and a generalized sense of having differing destinies as a people. States that followed the lead of other seceding states generally shared their same sentiments, but did not initiate secession until other factors tipped the scales. For instance, North Carolina was divided on the issue but when secession in other states left the state completely cut off from the rest of the Union it tipped the scales in favor of secession. Virginia with its deep roots in the Revolution was also divided on the issue until it became apparent that the North and South were mobilizing their forces for war. Support for secession was far from universal in the South. Areas where the economy was not dominated by plantations, particularly highland areas either supported the Union or wanted no part of the whole affair. Highland counties voted to secede from states that joined the Confederacy. West Virginia broke off from Virginia. Tennessee sent almost as many troops to fight for the Union as for the Confederacy. Southern urban areas were at best lukewarm to the idea of secession, but at the time voting rights heavily favored large land owners. Every Confederate state except for South Carolina sent both white and black forces to fight on the side of the Union. As many as 100,000 white Southerners fought on the side of the Union and by the end of the war almost 200,000 blacks had served too. By the end of the war, 10% of the Union army was black. (There are websites claiming that black soldiers fought in the tens of thousands for the Confederacy, and it's a complete fabrication. At most a few hundred volunteered and were accepted as volunteers for combat. The rest were slaves pressed into service in support roles.)
The Southern states seceded in early 1861.
The South believed that each state was it's own separate country (state) able to make laws and print money and decide issues, such as slavery, on it's own terms. Their motto w…as pro states rights. The south thought the only purpose of the federal Government was what was written into our constitution, that of a common defense. It did not believe any laws of the Federal Government would be higher then State laws. The North believed that the highest power was the Federal Government. That states were separate sections of one country. All money would be printed through the federal government. The highest laws, according to the north, was those made by the federal government. Slavery, according to the north, was a federal issue. Slavery, in any event was already being phased out due to existing laws. The times were changing and the need for slaves was quickly declining. The war became an issue that could speed up this issue. Lincoln's great claim to fame was when he freed the slaves of the south. Slaves in any state that did not break from the union were still slaves. This freed virtually zero slaves as the south did not recognize Lincoln's authority over them. The war became a moral issue now. Slavery, most would agree, was terrible. Freeing the slaves of the south became good press. (We ignored the slaves states in the north until after Lincoln's death). Today, we remember only the politics of this wonderful concept.
Kentucky and Arkansas (Maryland and Delaware were non-seceding slave states, but are not considered Southern States.)
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On March 3, 1861 - the day Lincoln was inaugurated, 7 states seceded from the Union. South Carolina . Mississippi . Florida . Alabama . Georgia . Louisiana . Texas . … Eleven states in all seceded during the course of the Civil War. Arkansas . Virginia . Tennessee . North Carolina
The first state to secede was South Carolina on December 20, 1860.It was followed by six other southern slaves states includingMississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisian…a, and Texas. Afterthe capture of Fort Sumter, in the Charleston, South Carolina, USPresident Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to join the army forthree months in order to put down the Southern rebellion. Then,Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas and North Carolina seceded. This totaled eleven states in all. The new "Confederate States ofAmerica" was hoping to increase the chances of its war forindependence if the Union border states of Missouri, Kentucky andMaryland would join the South. They never did and this causedincrease tensions in these states as the slavery issue wascomplicated.
South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union on December 20, 1860.
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they thought the norhtern states were going to ban slavery
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The south seceded from the union because they believed in nullification, and the north did not. Nullification was a term for the individual state having the right to disregard… or override a federal law. This really came down to the northern states wanting to do away with slavery, and the south not wanting this.
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South Carolina the first southern state to secede on December 20, 1860, and James Buchanan was President, and Abraham Lincoln was the President elect.
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Abraham Lincoln (Correction) No, it was still Buchanan. South Carolina seceded immediately they heard that Lincoln had won the election. But he was not inaugurated until Mar…ch.