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What event caused the south to leave the union?

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2014-09-17 18:13:02

It was Abraham Lincoln's election as President that was the last straw for the South and led to secession. Lincoln was elected on March 4, 1861.

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Abraham Lincoln the south seceded from the union because he was elected president.



The South wanted to leave the union because of slavery.


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Abraham Lincoln the south seceded from the union because he was elected president.



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they threatened to leave the Union and secede from it


on the day they left. which was a while away :D


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what caused a conflict between the north and south Mostly slavery, but the seccesion of the south cause Abraham Lincoln great pain; he wanted to preserve the Union


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