Social Studies

Question

How did South Carolina respond to Lincoln’s election?

A) The state seceded from the Union.
B) The state militia attacked the Union at Fort Sumter.
C) The state assembly declared war on the Union.
D) The state called for Jefferson Davis to be president of the Union.

1 Answer

  • Answer:

    When Abraham Lincoln, a known opponent of slavery, was elected president, the South Carolina legislature perceived a threat. Calling a state convention, the delegates voted to remove the state of South Carolina from the union known as the United States of America.

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