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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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When Abraham Lincoln was elected president what was the result for the southern states

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What event that finally caused South Carolina to secede from the Union was?

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


What caused the civl war in the US?

The South wanted to leave the union because of slavery.


Did the North or South cause the US Civil War?

The North caused the war by not allowing the South to live according to their own traditions (slavery). The North caused the war by not allowing the South to leave the union, and start their own country. The SOUTH caused the war by firing the FIRST SHOT!


What event caused the south to secede?

Lincoln wanted to get rid of slavery and the south didn't agree, so they left and refused to return to the Union. Thats what started the Civil War.


Why did South Carolina threaten to leave the union?

they wanted to leave the union because couldn't nullify the Tariff of 1816.


What state was the first to leave from the union?

South Carolina


Why did the Southern Land Speculators want to secede from the union?

Which event caused the Southern States to secede from the Union


What was the states of the higher South region that were the first to leave the Union?

The upper South


What was caused by taking the federal troops out of the south?

Secession from the union


What caused the south to secede from the union?

The election of Lincoln as President.


What event led south Carolinas leaders to secede from the union?

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


The first southern state to leave the union was?

I belive South Carolina (South Carolina)

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