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Chapter 18, Lesson 3: A House Divided (pp. 462-466)

I. The Search for a Solution

II. The Election of 1860

    A. Three candidates ran for President: from the southern Democrats: John Breckinridge; from the northern Democrats: Stephen Douglas; from the Republican Party: Abraham Lincoln.

    B. Abraham Lincoln won the election.

III. The Reaction of the South
    A. Seven southern states seceded from the Union before Lincoln's election.

    B. Jefferson Davis became the president of the Confederate States of America, or the Confederacy.

    C. The war between the North and the South began at Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina.

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