B. Summary of Evidence
When Abraham Lincoln was elected in 1860, Southerners were in an uproar and left the Union of the United States of America. Lincoln was opposed to the spread of slavery to the west and he simply wanted to preserve the Union, however his opinion toward slavery pushed away the Southerners and caused them to secede. (Foote) Seven slave states left the Union initially to form the Confederate States of America, and four more joined when skirmishes began to break out between the North and the South. Lincoln vowed to preserve the Union, enforce the laws of the United States, and end the secession (Abraham Lincoln).
Lincoln’s election created a crisis for the nation, as many southern Democrats feared that it would just be a matter of time before Lincoln would move to kill slavery in the South. Rather than face a future in which black people might become free citizens, much of the white South supported secession. (Wynalda) This reasoning was based upon the doctrine of states' rights, which placed ultimate sovereignty with the states. Lincoln vowed to preserve the Union eve...
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