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The Election of 1860 led the South to secede because:

A

Lincoln, an anti-slavery expansionist, was elected with no support from slave states.

B

Lincoln won mainly due to his promise to abolish slavery.

C

They felt the Republican Party had cheated in key Northern states in order to win.

D

Abraham Lincoln won the electoral vote, despite finishing second in the popular vote.

E

The House of Representatives chose Lincoln in a strictly North vs. South vote.

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