South Carolina issued its Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina.
Mississippi became the second state to secede.
The Florida State Convention passed an ordinance of secession, making it the third state to secede.
Alabama became the fourth state to secede.
The Georgia Convention passed an ordinance of secession, making Georgia the fifth state to secede from the Union.
The Texas Convention voted for secession, making Texas the seventh state to secede from the Union.
The Virginia convention voted to secede, making the state the eighth to secede from the Union.
Tennessee became the last of eleven states to secede from the Union.
South Carolina’s legislature became the first to approve a convention to consider secession. It also determined to raise 10,000 men for the defense of the state.
Fearing that Lincoln’s election signaled the end of slavery, South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union.