Causes of Secession

Five Confederate states adopted official statements explaining their causes for secession. In all of them, it is clear that the defense of the institution of slavery was paramount. The idea of “state’s rights” was cited in some, but at the same time they all criticize Northern states for failing to submit to the federal Fugitive Slave act.

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