To what extent was the election of Abraham Lincoln the primary cause of the secession of South Carolina?

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To what extent was the election of Abraham Lincoln the primary cause of the secession of South Carolina? I will research the events leading up to the election of 1860, and South Carolina’s views leading up to the election. In my investigation, I will research the similarities and differences in the views and motives of Abraham Lincoln about South Carolina during the time of the election in November 1860 and the secession in December 1860. My investigation will also include other factors of why South Carolina seceded from the union. For my research, I will use reliable websites on the subject and primary documents including quotes, journals, and resolutions from the South Carolina General Assembly written in 1850-1860.

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“As the fateful election approached the Charleston Mercury warned, ‘The terrors of submission are tenfold greater even than the supposed terrors of disunion.’” South Carolina knew that Lincoln was favored, so they took the precautions to prepare for secession. "No person held to service or labor in one State, under the laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in consequence of any law or regulation therein, be discharged from such service or labor, but shall be delivered up, on claim of the party to whom such service or labor may be due." This came from the Declaration of Secession from South Carolina. South Carolina pointed out that the Constitution of the United States never said that slavery was illegal. validate South Carolina felt as if the Constitution was being violated, so South Carolina left the Union, making their own nation called the Confederate States of America. The Republican Party became known as the “Black Republican Party” in the south because Lincoln supported the blacks in the south and supported northern views more than the southern views in general about politics and slavery. James McPherson says that, “No one could any longer ‘be deluded...that the Black Republican Party is a moderate party. It is in fact essentially a revolutionary party.’” The Black Republican Party was rebelling against

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