American History

Which option most accurately explains the role of the Fire-Eaters in the buildup to the Civil War?

They encouraged collective secession of the remaining Southern states after the initial secession of the original seven.

They held that an immediate peace settlement with the Southern states was necessary in order to preserve the security of the Union.

They were radicals who urged Southern states to secede and form a new nation in which the slave trade would be legal.

They opposed the secession of the Southern states and planned to combat the secession movement through the use of violent force.


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  1. Yes, C.

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