Everybody was wondering what the national government is going to do about the seven Lower States. But, of course the President (Buchanan) did nothing at all. Politicians were thinking about a compromise with the South, but a lot of people supported compromise that much anymore. The South needed a recommendation to allow them to gain peace. Northern business people feared the South for leaving the Union. For what would the Union be if people could come and go as they pleased. Stephen Douglas supported this option. Lincoln thought what the South was doing was wrong. He felt the need to go by his responsibility to the United States to enforce the laws. And in this responsibility, Lincoln took an oath of office, swearing, to Apreserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the United [email protected] A federal fort in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina Fort Sumter caught the nation=s attention. Major Robert Anderson and a several dozen federal soldiers were running out of supplies from a federal supply ship that out turned around by Confederate forces. Thanks to Lincoln, the fort did not have to surrender for he resupplied the fort. Lincoln, on April 6, was sending provisions (extras) to the fort. Confederate president Davis ordered General P.G.TBeauregard to take over Fort Sumter before the supplies got there. April 12, 1861, Anderson refuesd to surrender. Beauregard started shotting. After 24 hours, Anderson surrendered Fort Sumter. Lincoln felt he had a responsibility to respond, and he called out for volunteers. Southerners saw it as a treat to war. Virginia, North Carolina, Tenesse, and Arkansas were the Upper South. Between the borders of the Upper South and the Lower South were torn between two nations. Second War for Independence was the name of the war to some Southerners. This war didn=t win Independence in the South.
Neither the North or the South could of predict what would happen. They both thought they were going to teach…