Lincoln Will Abolish Slavery

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On December 20, 1860, South Carolina had formally left the U.S. As a result, numerous other southern states separated and created a new form of government called Confederacy. As Lincoln became president, many were afraid that Lincoln will abolish slavery. Slavery was essential for them since southerners trusted that is they did not have slaves any longer it would devastate their way of life. South Carolina was the first to demonstrate that they would not like to be a part of the United States any more and needed to make their own government. By February of 1861 various states had withdrawn from the US including Texas, Alabama, Florida and numerous southern states. The states part of the Confederacy later picked Jefferson Davis was president
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