a formal action or declaration taken by a special convention
to withdraw from; to leave
placing local or regional interest above national ones
to induct into office with a formal ceremony
place of Georgia's secession convention in 1861
Presidential election where Lincoln was elected
South Carolina seceded
Georgia's secession convention held in Milledgeville where Georgia did secede
nominated by southern democrats to run for president; was from Kentucky
represented the Republican party; elected President, from Illinois
Georgia governor who wrote letter to Georgian's urging them to secede
ran for president and backed by the northern democrats
ran for president against Lincoln. political party was called the Constitutional union
Governor Brown's open letter to Georgians
December 7, 1860...telling Georgians they needed to secede from the union. He predicted that slavery would be abolished and he felt South Carolina was about to secede and Georgia would have no choice but to follow them
Georgia's Ordinance of Secession
Proclaimed three things: Ratification of the constitution was repealed; Georgia's membership in the union was dissolved; Georgia would enjoy all the freedoms and rights of a free nation
Georgia's Declaration of Causes of Secession
Jan 29, 1861. Georgia was seceding because Lincoln's election meant a victory to abolitionists and the end of slavery. It meant that black and white races would be equal and a disregard for constitutional guarantees.
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