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Abraham Lincoln was a major leader in the Civil War. His election was the last straw for the Southerners before seceded. The Southerners did not like or support Lincoln because he was from the North and an avid abolitionists. Also Lincoln campaigned on ¨Free Soil¨ which was the idea that the new westward territories would not become slave states. The Southerners felt threatened by Lincoln.