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What is the main reason that Lincoln did not respond with force to the Confederate threat to attack Fort Sumpter?



A. He wanted the union to fire the first shots in the war
B. He wished to treat the Confederacy as a legitimate nation
C. He did not want to anger the Republicans and slave states still in the Union
D. He wanted the Union to remain non-hostile towards the Confederacy, if there was to be war, it would be started by the South

This question is part of Civil War Test
Asked by Overlagary, Last updated: Mar 31, 2020

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered Jun 08, 2017

He did not want to anger the Republicans and slave states still in the Union
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jun 09, 2017

He wanted the Union to remain non-hostile towards the Confederacy, if there was to be war, it would be started by the South
 

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