SUMMARY: On November 10, 1860, the South people
of South Carolina wanted to secede. The main reason for this was because of Abraham Lincoln’s election. This enraged the southerners, as he wanted to abolish slavery. They also thought that their last chances at keeping slavery were gone, making them hopeless.
NORTHERNERS PERSPECTIVE: To the Northerners, this was a win. Firstly, the great Abraham Lincoln has been elected, which will be very beneficial to the North. Secondly, Abraham Lincoln did not think they had the right to leave the Union, and was mad. The citizens thought the same, but they were a little worried about what the South could do now.
SOUTHERNERS PERSPECTIVE: The Southerners were glad about South Carolina seceding, and in fact wanted to
join them. Seeing what South Carolina had done just gave them evidence that they could too. They wanted to start a new nation, destroy the Confederates, defeat the North, and save slavery.