Discussion President Buchanan does met with South Carolina commissioners but Lincoln does not.

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President Buchanan met South Carolina commissioners but Lincoln refused to meet with Confederate commissioners because he thought this would indicate he accepted the Confederacy as a separate nation. Why did not South Carolina receive reorganization as a notion when Buchanan met with them?
 

Robin Lesjovitch

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President Buchanan met South Carolina commissioners but Lincoln refused to meet with Confederate commissioners because he thought this would indicate he accepted the Confederacy as a separate nation. Why did not South Carolina receive reorganization as a notion when Buchanan met with them?
Buchanan could meet with SC delegates because SC was a state within the US and even if it made other claims, SC was still a state within the US until Congress said otherwise.
The Comfederacy on the other hand, was an abstract with no legal status within the US. Lincoln could deal with state governors and other officials as the states were recognized by the US government
 

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Buchanan could meet with SC delegates because SC was a state within the US and even if it made other claims, SC was still a state within the US until Congress said otherwise.
The Comfederacy on the other hand, was an abstract with no legal status within the US. Lincoln could deal with state governors and other officials as the states were recognized by the US government
Makes some sense.
 
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