Secession was only a first step in South Carolina's actions to separate from the United States. Other states followed South Carolina. By February of 1861, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas had also seceded, and representatives of the seven states met in Montgomery, Alabama, to proclaim themselves a new nation. A sense of southern pride in that achievement can be glimpsed from this image, taken from a small printed envelope of Confederate stationery, proclaiming "We Are Seven."
Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into the continuities and changes experienced by Americans of various genders, positions, races, and social status during the Civil War.
- 8.3 Demonstrate an understanding of conflict and compromise in South Carolina, the Southern region, and the United States as a result of sectionalism between the period 1816–1865.