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South Carolina issued its Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina.
The Confederate Congress, a convention of the seceded states, met in Montgomery, Alabama.
Secession conventions were held in Mississippi and Alabama. Louisiana elected delegates for a convention, and Tennessee called for a convention.
Mississippi became the second state to secede.
The Florida State Convention passed an ordinance of secession, making it the third state to secede.
Alabama became the fourth state to secede.
The Georgia Convention passed an ordinance of secession, making Georgia the fifth state to secede from the Union.
Eleven Southerners, including Jefferson Davis, resigned from the Senate and the House of Representatives.