This is a 28 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Secession prior to the American Civil War. All of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
Events in the 1850s culminated with the election anti-slavery and Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln as President on November 6, 1860. This provoked the first round of State secession's as leaders of the deep south states were unwilling to trust Lincoln not to move against slavery. Initially, only the seven states in the deep south states; Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas seceded.
After the fall of Fort Sumter, President Lincoln's call for volunteers to suppress the rebellion on April 15, 1861, pushed the four other states; Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas also to secede. These states completed the formation of the Confederate States of America.
The presentation covers the following:
Lincoln Elected President
South Carolina (2)
Provisional Government Proposed
Secessions & Skirmishes (2)
The Confederate Government
Cornerstone of the Confederacy
Battle Lines Drawn
Pre-Civil War Map of the United States
End of Presentation
This is one of several power point presentations that I offer in my store on... Political Movements and Events.