Historical Issues-Analysis and Decision-Making
Find Taft's diary entries mentioning Fort Sumter by conducting a Keyword search using the search term Sumpter (Taft's spelling). Read Taft's comments on the garrison and its importance.
- What options did President Buchanan have in determining the fate of the fort?
- What was the position of the governor of South Carolina?
- What decision did President Lincoln make regarding supplying the fort?
- What course of action could he have taken? What were the consequences of his decision?