South Carolina Secedes
The following question asks you to write a clear essay that analyzes South Carolina’s reasons for seceding from the Union. Use both the documents listed on next two pages and your knowledge of the time period. You may also use the time line you previously completed.
1. What were South Carolina’s stated reasons for seceding from the United States in December, 1860? Do you believe that the stated reasons were the complete explanation for South Carolina’s secession? Was South Carolina justified in seceding?
Explain your answer in a well-organized essay that demonstrates your understanding of the
documents and your knowledge of the time period.
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