Secession Of Southern States Essay by The Research Group

Secession Of Southern States
Examines the process of 11 states' secession, the legal and political rationale, states' rights, class issues and slavery.
# 14017 | 1,800 words | 7 sources | 1999 | US

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"From the vantage point of the 20th century - and in the textbooks through which most people have learned their American history - Secession seems to have been a pretty simple affair. The eleven Southern States, wishing to continue their practice of slavery so as not to lose their economic base of tobacco farming - withdrew from the United States during the years 1860-61 to form the Confederate States of America. The act of secession was formally accomplished in the individual states through a convention either called by the state legislature or, as in the case of Texas, self-assembled and it prompted the Civil War, a war fought by American patriots not only to defeat the terrible institution of slavery but also to rescue the beloved Union from a terrible and permanent dissolution.
In fact the process of Secession was certainly not this ..."

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