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Southern Secession from the Union Flashcards

Southern Secession from the Union Flashcards
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Effects of Secession: Virginia
This state split apart over the issue of secession, resulting in the formation of West Virginia, a state loyal to the Union.
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Fort Sumter Crisis: Effects on Southern States
Many states decided to secede early in this crisis, while others, like Tennessee, decided to secede when Lincoln called on them to fight against other Southerners.
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Fort Sumter Crisis: Response by President Lincoln
He attempted to handle this crisis in a measured way by sending food to his starving troops, instead of additional men or weapons.
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Fort Sumter Crisis: Response by President Buchanan
This president responded weakly to the Southern ultimatums delivered at Fort Sumter, claiming to need additional time.
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Star of the West
A ship sent to provide aid to Fort Sumter. The South took offense to this ship's presence and it led to more states approving secession.
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Force Bill of 1833
A bill passed in response to South Carolina's refusal to accept federal tariffs. This bill granted Jackson permission to use the military to make the state follow federal laws.
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Federalism
A system that held that every state in the entire nation was subject to federal laws.
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Nullification
This process asserted that states could declare that federal laws and tariffs didn't apply to them, going against Federalism. This influenced how the Confederacy viewed tariffs.
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Tariff of 1828 / Tariff of Abominations
A tariff that placed high taxes on goods that were imported into certain southern states and New England. It gave money to the North but damaged the South's ability to trade with Britain.
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Flashcard Content Overview

You can review the Tariff of 1828, South Carolina's response of nullification and the Force Bill of 1833 with this set of flashcards. You'll also find cards that cover the Fort Sumter Crisis, along with the responses of President Buchanan and President Lincoln to this event. Consider the Crittenden Compromise and how it was received by political groups of the day. Additionally, the structure, constitution and goals of the Confederacy will be addressed.

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Tariff of 1828 / Tariff of Abominations
A tariff that placed high taxes on goods that were imported into certain southern states and New England. It gave money to the North but damaged the South's ability to trade with Britain.
Nullification
This process asserted that states could declare that federal laws and tariffs didn't apply to them, going against Federalism. This influenced how the Confederacy viewed tariffs.
Federalism
A system that held that every state in the entire nation was subject to federal laws.
Force Bill of 1833
A bill passed in response to South Carolina's refusal to accept federal tariffs. This bill granted Jackson permission to use the military to make the state follow federal laws.
Star of the West
A ship sent to provide aid to Fort Sumter. The South took offense to this ship's presence and it led to more states approving secession.
Fort Sumter Crisis: Response by President Buchanan
This president responded weakly to the Southern ultimatums delivered at Fort Sumter, claiming to need additional time.
Fort Sumter Crisis: Response by President Lincoln
He attempted to handle this crisis in a measured way by sending food to his starving troops, instead of additional men or weapons.
Fort Sumter Crisis: Effects on Southern States
Many states decided to secede early in this crisis, while others, like Tennessee, decided to secede when Lincoln called on them to fight against other Southerners.
Effects of Secession: Virginia
This state split apart over the issue of secession, resulting in the formation of West Virginia, a state loyal to the Union.
Writ of Habeas Corpus
A right that says you have to face a judge before people can imprison you. Lincoln suspended this after secessionists protested close to the capital.
Border States
We use this term when talking about the slave states that didn't leave the Union during the Civil War.
Fort Sumter Crisis
An event that occurred after South Carolina seceded from the Union, leaving Army troops trapped in the state.
Constitution of the Confederacy
A document that took a lot of language and provisions from the U.S. Constitution while limiting the powers of the congress and central government and protecting slavery.
Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens
He served as the second in command to Confederate President Davis. He had moderate political views, but supported slavery.
Goals of Southerners
During this conflict, the South wanted to defend their independence, preserve slavery, secure states' rights, expand westward and defend against invasions from the North.
Structure of the Confederacy
This government was formed from strong states that had a lot of power and were loosely joined together.
Richmond, Virginia
This city ended up serving as the capital of the Confederacy after it was moved from Montgomery, Alabama.
Crittenden Compromise
A compromise that focused on keeping the South's status quo intact through the suggestion of six additional Constitutional amendments.
Response to the Crittenden Compromise
While the South approved of this compromise, the Northern Republicans rejected it and found it to be disdainful.

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