In the 1860’s, disputes began to arise about the amount of power that should be given to the State and Federal Governments. During this time, the South believed that slaves were private property and necessary to their economy whereas the North wanted to preserve the Union. Just before Abraham Lincoln was about to be inaugurated as President, South Carolina seceded from the Union because they thought the nation was falling apart. Just two months later, in February of 1861, Mississippi, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana, seceded, and, along with South Carolina, created the Confederate States of America. The Confederates, also known as the Southerners then established their capital in Montgomery, Alabama, electing Jefferson Davis as their President Shortly after, the first shots of the Civil War were fired leading to a war that would last...
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