Secession votes before and after Lincoln's call for 75,000 troops to invade the South

jgoodguy

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Better still, what do they demonstrate?

I think it demonstrates that only slave states seceded.

Despairing of an answer, it appears from the 1860 census.
free/slave populations.
From by way of Tim's Thoughtful Spot


Border States:
Delaware ........... 110,418/ 1,798
Dist. of Columbia .. 71,895/ 3,185
Kentucky ........... 930,201/ 225,483
Maryland ........... 599,860/ 87,189
Missouri ........... 1,067,081/ 114,931
Border States Total: 2,779,455/ 432,586

Upper South:
Arkansas ........... 324,335/ 111,115
North Carolina ..... 661,563/ 331,099
Tennessee .......... 834,082/ 275,719
Virginia ........... 1,105,453/ 490,865
Upper South Total: 2,945,433/1,208,798

Lower South:
Alabama ............ 519,121/ 435,080
Florida ............ 78,679/ 61,745
Georgia ............ 505,088/ 462,198
Louisiana .......... 376,276/ 331,726
Mississippi ........ 354,674/ 436,631
South Carolina ..... 301,302/ 402,406
Lower South Total: 2,135,140/2,129,786


Now sort by slave/free Looks like any state with more that a slave/free ratio of .3 seceded.

State Free Slave Slave/Free
South Carolina 301302 402406 133.56% Seceded
Mississippi 354674 436631 123.11% Seceded
Georgia 505088 462198 91.51% Seceded
Louisiana 376276 331726 88.16% Seceded
Alabama 519121 435080 83.81% Seceded
Florida 78679 61745 78.48% Seceded
North Carolina 661563 331099 50.05% Seceded
Virginia 1105453 490865 44.40% Seceded
Texas 421649 182566 43.30% Seceded
Arkansas 324335 111115 34.26% Seceded
Tennessee 834082 275719 33.06% Seceded
Kentucky 930201 225483 24.24% Did not secede
Maryland 599860 87189 14.53% Did not secede
Missouri 1067081 114931 10.77% Did not secede
Dist. Columbia 71895 3185 4.43% Did not secede
Delaware 110418 1798 1.63% Did not secede
Utah 40244 29 0.07% Did not secede
Nebraska 28826 15 0.05% Did not secede
Kansas 107204 2 0.00% Did not secede
 

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I think it demonstrates that only slave states seceded.

Despairing of an answer, it appears from the 1860 census.
free/slave populations.
From by way of Tim's Thoughtful Spot

Now sort by slave/free Looks like any state with more that a slave/free ratio of .3 seceded.

Also interesting is that they seceded in almost exactly the same order as the percentage of slaves in the state.

Tim
 

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jgoodguy,

The art of the limited quote, the lone post of numbers and stats, is a tactic to limit history and to force a conclusion of one point of view.

rebforever states above, "People voted to secede." But WHY did they vote to secede? A simple statement that sums up your personal view says nothing about historical events or the why they took place.

The conclusion of history, actual history, is slavery, plain and simple, and no matter how many try to obscure, to limit, to cut the view down to one simple sentence, it simply does not fly, especially when we have the words of the folks who led secession that tells us exactly WHY the seceded, before or after Lincoln's call for troops.

Unionblue
 

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jgoodguy,

The art of the limited quote, the lone post of numbers and stats, is a tactic to limit history and to force a conclusion of one point of view.

rebforever states above, "People voted to secede." But WHY did they vote to secede? A simple statement that sums up your personal view says nothing about historical events or the why they took place.

The conclusion of history, actual history, is slavery, plain and simple, and no matter how many try to obscure, to limit, to cut the view down to one simple sentence, it simply does not fly, especially when we have the words of the folks who led secession that tells us exactly WHY the seceded, before or after Lincoln's call for troops.

Unionblue

What I see is that some folks substitute simple rhetoric for research in service to their cause because it is less work and easier. They care very little for their cause because they take so little time to defend it.
 
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