President Lincoln sends agents to Charleston to see if any Unionist sentiment can be found there. He soon learns there cannot.
I Refuse to Take This Oath
Sam Houston is deposed as governor of Texas for refusing to take an oath of allegiance to the Confederacy.
Desiring a Peaceful Solution
Three Confederate commissioners go to Washington to negotiate the peaceful transfer of Fort Sumter from U.S to Confederate hands.
The Permanent Confederate Constitution
The Confederacy adopts a permanent Constitution, similar to the U.S. but with key exceptions.
Under God, Our Vindicator
The Provisional Confederate Congress enacts new laws, including those to bolster national defense and issue national currency.
The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln becomes the 16th U.S. president and prepares to face the sectional crisis head-on.
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