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Thursday, January 11, 2018

What Historical Event Took Place January 11th

Alabama would secede from the Union following an ordinance of secession. Alabama declared itself a "sovereign and Independent State" with a vote of 61 to 39. Alabama was not the first to secede from the Union but rather the 4th state. The date would be January 11, 1861. 

The state of Alabama seceding from the Union was part of the deep south secession. The seven states from the deep south were Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas. The reason was simple they were concerned that their way of life was being taken from them. Slavery was a large part of their life and it was being threatened by President Abe Lincoln. 

What was to follow would be known as the Civil War. An uncompromising difference between the free and slave states over the power of the national government to prohibit slavery. 

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