23_ 2 Lincoln_s Election _ Secession

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23.2 Lincoln’s Election & Secession
MAIN IDEA
The election of Lincoln
led the Southern states
to secede from the
Union.
WHY IT MATTERS NOW
This was the only time
in U.S. history that
states seceded from
the Union.
Standards
• 8.10.3 Identify the constitutional issues posed
by the doctrine of nullification and secession
and the earliest origins of that doctrine.
• 8.10.4 Discuss the Abraham Lincoln’s
presidency and his significant writing and
speeches and their relationship to the
Declaration of Independence, such as his
“House Divided” speech (1858) and first
inaugural address (1861).
Daily Guided Questions
1. Why did the election of Abraham
Lincoln spark the secession of southern
states?
2. What was Lincoln’s intent when he
came into office?
3. What was the first battle that started
the American Civil War?
Quick Write
Analyze the election map of 1860.
1. What do you notice about the map.
2. What do the four colors on the map stand
for?
3. Which party won nearly all of the northern
states?
4. Which won all of the southern states?
5. How does the map show that sectionalism
was important in the election?
Election of 1860
• Republicans choose Abraham Lincoln.
• Democrats split due to the issue of slavery.
-N. Democrats choose Stephen Douglas.
-S. Democrats choose VP John Breckinridge.
• Southerners who wanted to save the
Union create the Constitutional Union
Party.
-Choose John Bell.
Southern States Secede
• With Lincoln’s win, southern states
believe that they will not have a
voice in government.
• South Carolina is the first state to
secede.
-Sends declaration dissolving union.
Daily Guided Question
Why did the election of Abraham
Lincoln spark the secession of
southern states?
Discuss the question for a couple of
minutes and formulate an answer with
your elbow partner.
Confederate States of America, CSA
• Following South Carolina’s example, six
more states secede from the Union.
-Many do not want to, but support
southern way of life.
• Leaders met to create:
-Government.
-Constitution.
-Elect president, Jefferson Davis.
Davis
Lincoln’s 1st Inaugural Address
• Assured southern states he
wouldn’t interfere with
slavery “where it already
exist.”
• War was on the hands of
the southern states.
-South begins to take over
gov. buildings.
Daily Guided Question
What was Lincoln’s intent when he
came into office?
Discuss the question for a couple of
minutes and formulate an answer with
your elbow partner.
Fort Sumter, SC.
• Cut off since Dec. 1860.
• Lincoln doesn’t want to give it up.
-Doesn’t want to send troops.
• Fired upon and surrendered on April
12, 1861.
-Start of a civil war.
Daily Guided Question
What was the first battle that started
the American Civil War?
Discuss the question for a couple of
minutes and formulate an answer with
your elbow partner.
What/Why Important/As A Result
Vocab.
• Create and complete a What/Why
Important/As A Result vocabulary
chart.
• Choose three words from pg. 373377.
Primary Source Analysis
• Analyze Lincoln’s First Inaugural
Address.
• Answer the questions at the end of
the reading in complete sentences.
Study Guide pg. 168
• Copy and complete the study guide
on pg. 168
• Use notes or textbook pages 373377, to complete study guide.

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