After the events of the Election of 1860, many southerners were angry and felt they had no power in the federal government. Starting with South Carolina, many southern states left the Union, and formed their own country. The Confederate States of America. States that seceded included South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. This played a major role in the start of the American Civil War, and changed our nation's history forever.