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Pre-Civil War

Catalysts to Succession

Republican Party Northern Party that was against the spread of slavery west, to the new territories.
Jefferson Davis The first and only Confederate president.
Original 7 States to Secede South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.
Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854) Pro/Anti slave people began to flock to Kansas and Nebraska to fight for the popular sovereignty vote. "Bleeding Kansas"
Fort Sumpter Fired on the fort on April 12th, 1861. White flag was raised, and ensured the war to begin.
Election of 1860 Two Democrats running, with completely regional votes. Caused seven states to leave the Union.
Wilmont Proviso (1848) David Wilmont proposed all territory from Mexico be free, first time parties voted depending on sections.
Border States Believed that the C.S.A. had the right to leave, and threatened to leave if Lincoln forced that sates to the Union.
Constitutional Differences between C.S.A & U.S.A ∙More presidential power. ∙Outlawed international slave trade. ∙6 year terms.
Richmond, Virginia Second capitol of the Confederacy.
C.S.A. advantages (1861) Experience (Generals) and Militia.
Compromise of 1850 California come in free, salve laws stricter. Slave trade became illegal in Dc and popular sovereignty for free/slavery in Mexico territories.
C.S.A. platform The "new" platform of Confederacy. Three different laws.
Montgomery, Alabama The first location location of the Confederate States of America's capitol.
Created by: Shaeris