These states seceded to guard “states’ rights.” However the states’ proper they wished to guard was the “proper” to oppress and abuse slaves. Let’s be clear about that. Granted, the South fired the primary pictures. Granted, Abraham Lincoln was additionally determined to protect the union. Lincoln didn’t approve of slavery. Nonetheless, he was definitely at first, open to the opportunity of preserving the union if it meant slavery. Truly, that’s what he mentioned. However his views advanced.