Explain why and how the southern states seceded from the Union, discuss President Lincoln's reaction, and describe the earliest physical conflict between the two sides. Then describe the events that led to the defeat of the South and the end of the war© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 8:30 am ad1c9bdddf
The secession or 'leaving from the union' of 11 states (which eventually became the Confederate States of America or CSA) from 1861 to 1865 was a reaction of said states (South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina) to the election of Abraham Lincoln as US President because he campaigned on an anti-slavery platform. The CSA had economies and its people led lives heavily reliant on slave labour. Agriculture was rooted around plantations that grew cotton which in turn became raw material for the mills in the North to create textiles.
Abraham Lincoln's platform was in opposition of the expansion of slavery. His election gave him the platform ...
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