Election Of Lincoln
Why did this election bring on the civil war?
What made the election unusual in so many ways was that really important southern Democrats actually wanted their party to lose. So really it was an excuse for them to leave the Union. And they believed that secession would be peaceful. One Fire-Eater a pro-slavery extremist once said, "You could slap a Yankee and he'll sue you, but he won't fight back," and that was their assumption. So actually, on election night when news arrived to Charleston South Carolina that Lincoln had won, there were celebrations, fireworks, bonfires.
What Would of Been different if Douglas would have won?
A handful of militant pro-slavery advocates would still have wanted out of the Union, but they would not have been able to bring the masses, who had been terrified by Republicans because of the way they were being depicted in the South.
What caused the civil war
-The election of Lincold did not directly cause the way
-There were alot of problems before the election started that Lincoln did not
contribute to like Slavery, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and states rights, including
the right to secede
-However, it did serve as a catalyst to southern seccession becuse to most
southerners it was the last draw because none of the southern states voted
for him but he still won.
Other Events that led to Civil War
-Missouri Compromse -John Brown's Raid -Uncle Tom's Cabin -Fugitive Slave Act -Kansas Nebraska Act
By: Morgan Lamm