What state was formed when it seceded from the Confederacy?

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What state was formed when it seceded from the Confederacy?

The Secession of the South:

In 1860, Abraham Lincoln won the presidential election against several democratic candidates and without winning in a single southern state. Following the election, South Carolina led the south in withdrawing from the U.S. Constitution and declaring independence from the United States.

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The state of West Virginia was formed when it seceded from the Confederacy.

The region of West Virginia was culturally distinct from the rest of the...

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Secession of the Southern States: Causes & Timeline

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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.


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