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Immediately on the election of Lincoln to the Presidency the legislature of South Carolina called a convention to meet December 17 to consider the question of succession The convention chosen by popular vote was overwhelmingly in favor of immediate Succession It met at Charleston and on December twenty voted unanimously for Secession They developed an Ordinance to Dissolve the Union between the State of South Carolina and other States united with her under the compact entitled the Constitution of the United States of America We the people of the State of South Carolina in Convention assembled do declare and ordain and it is hereby declared and ordained that the ordinance adopted by us in Convention on the twenty-third day of May in the year of our Lord 1788 whereby the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified and also all Acts and parts of Acts of the General Assembly of this State ratifying the amendments of the said Constitution are hereby repealed and that the union now subsisting between South Carolina and other States under the name of the United States of America is hereby dissolved Douglas inserted a provision that the status of slavery in the new territory would be determined by the territorial legislature according to popular sovereignty When southern Democrats demanded more Douglas agreed to changes in the bill repealing the antislavery provision of the Missouri Compromise and the division of the area into two territories Nebraska and Kansas instead of one The new second territory Kansas as more likely to become a slave state In its final form the measure was known as the Kansas-Nebraska Act President Pierce supported the bill and after a strenuous debate it became law in May 1854 with the unanimous support of the South and the partial support of northern Democrats Events in Kansas itself in the next two years increased the popular excitement in the North White settlers from both the North and
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