What States Entered The Union During The Civil War ?  

The American Civil War was basically a war between the northern and the southern states. The northern states, whose primary occupation was industries, were in favor of Lincoln’s anti-slavery stand whereas the southern states whose primary occupation was agriculture were in favor of continuing with slavery.

Because of this, several southern states seceded themselves from the United States. This, together with a few other reasons resulted in the American Civil War. While some southern states moved out from the United States there were several others who joined the Union during the Civil War. During the Civil War there were only about 3 states that joined the Union, namely Kansas, West Virginia and Nevada.  

Though only 3 states entered the Union during the civil war, there were about 23 states who were loyal to the Union. These states were California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin.  

Though the territories of Colorado, Dakota, New Mexico, Utah and Washington did not join the Union, they fought on the side of the Union. Apart from these states, other states like Tennessee, Louisiana and other rebel states also were added to the Union once they were defeated by the union. Hence, it can be said that besides the initial seven states that seceded and a few others who joined later, a major portion of the United States fought the Civil War on the side of the Union only.

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What-Were-The-Northern-States-In-The-Civil-War      The Civil War period was a period when America was fighting itself. Due to difference of opinions about issues like regulations and legislations, and slavery, after the election of Abraham Lincoln as the President of United States, few of the southern states like Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia seceded from the union and thus prompted the start of the Civil War. More..




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