South Carolinians want to seize Fort Sumter, but they need the new Confederate government to back them up.
Texas secedes from the Union, and the Federal military commander in the state controversially turns over all property to the Texans.
The states of the upper South and the border with the North continue to contemplate joining the Deep South in seceding.
President James Buchanan signs a bill into law making “Bleeding Kansas” the 34th state of the Union.
Texas Governor Sam Houston opposes secession but cannot stop the state convention from proceeding. The Federal military commander in the state asks again for instructions.
Delegates to the Georgia State Convention at Milledgeville vote 208 to 89 in favor of seceding from the Union.