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.
These southern states wanted to be independent whereas the northern states were interested in keeping the US as one country.
The southern states, known as the Confederates, had a population of only about 5 million people. These states were primarily into agriculture and supported slavery while the northern states were mainly into industries and supported the anti-slavery stand of Abraham Lincoln. However, the Northern states, known as the Union, were far more urbanized and more populated. They had a population close to 23 million. This worked in their favor during the War and also helped them win it.
The list of Union states included California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin. Three new states namely Kansas, Nevada and West Virginia joined the already existing large number of northern states during the War.
The Civil War was finally won by the northern states and the United States continued to remain as one country, leaving behind massive destruction and heavy loss of life and property. However, the one positive effect of the Civil War was abolition of slavery.
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