Presentation on theme: "SC Secedes Standard Indicator 8-4.4. Unionists Favored the Union Felt the Constitutions were equipped to protect SC’s way of life Often times had to meet."— Presentation transcript:
Unionists Favored the Union Felt the Constitutions were equipped to protect SC’s way of life Often times had to meet in secret for fear of persecution
Cooperationists Favored seceding from the Union Thought secession was the only answer for SC as long as SC had cooperation & support from other states
Secessionists Also known for being radicals or “fire- eaters” argued that breaking apart from the Union was the only answer for South Carolina believed that the issue was not debatable and had been ready to secede since as early as 1852 Event from the 1850s & the election of Lincoln convinced most of South Carolinian’s to support the position of the “fire-eaters
SC Secedes When it was clear Lincoln would be elected, SC called a convention to discuss seceding Small pox rumor moved the meeting from First Baptist Church in Columbia to Charleston 1860, SC votes unanimously an Ordinance of Secession from the Union Southerners assumed that b/c Lincoln was a Republican, he would outlaw slavery which would in turn end southern wealth, political influence, & way of life W/out waiting Lincoln’s inauguration, SC & 6 other states seceded
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