The escalating sectional crises over slavery in the 1850s contributed to the volatile tensions that arose during the 1860 presidential campaign. abraham lincoln’s election in november of that year caused a fiery backlash in the southern states, which feared the abolitionist policies of the republican party. the result was a series of state secession conventions across the south, beginning with south carolina’s in december. the fifth such convention occurred in georgia, a pivotal state in the debate due to its geographic importance to the region, the stature of its congressional delegation as leading voices for southern grievances, and its economic value as a major cotton producer. summarize this paragraph from the nge article. remember that a summary will have fewer words than the original text while keeping the main ideas: the crisis was caused by… the results of the 1860 election …. georgia was an important state during the crisis because ….