How did the southern states justify secession?
The Kansas-Nebraska Act:
In 1854, the U.S. Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act granting those territories self-determination on the issue of slavery and voiding the 1850 Compromise. In December of 1860, the southern states began to secede from the Union following the election of Abraham Lincoln.
Answer and Explanation:
The southern states justified secession on the grounds of state's rights.
South Carolina led the other states in seceding and argued that the...
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fromChapter 1 / Lesson 3
In this lesson, we will explore the secession of the 11 states that made up the Confederate States of America. We will discover their reasons for leaving the Union and take a look at the motives of the slave states that chose not to join the Confederacy.