South Carolina Declaration of the Causes of Secessions- what action had 14 states undertaken that violated the Constitution

South Carolina Declaration of the Causes of Secessions- what action had 14 states undertaken that violated the Constitution

George McClellan to Abraham Lincoln Letter

  • President Lincoln had replaced McClellan for inactivity in the field.  In your opinion, does this letter portray McCellan as a leader?
  • Is it clear what General McClellan is saying?

South Carolina Declaration of the Causes of Secessions (Read, “In the present case, that fact is established with certainty…” to the end.)

  • According to this document, what action had 14 states undertaken that violated the Constitution?
  • What is the “property” described in this document?
  • Does this document help us to address the question of whether the Civil War was fought over slavery? If so, how?