What could’ve led to succession

February 19, 2019 0 Comment

What could’ve led to succession? The succession of the Southern States had been developing for many years. Some things that have led the Southern states to secede from the Union in 1860 and 1861, is slavery, the rights of the South, and the election of Abraham Lincoln.
Slavery was a big part of succession. Slavery was a key part of the South. “The North is accumulating power, and it means to use that power to emancipate your slaves.” (Doc.2.) This meaning that slavery meant almost everything to the South, and they be willing to do anything to keep it. “Disunion is a fearful thing, but emancipation is worse.” (Doc.2.) This is also showing that the South was willing to secede from the rest of the country to keep slavery. The Missouri Compromise is an example of when Northern and Southern states had divided opinions.