Social Studies - 2018-19

USI.9c - Union/Border/Slave States

The student will apply social science skills to understand the causes, major events, and effects of the Civil War by  

c) locating on a map the states that seceded from the Union and those that remained in the Union; 

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Southern states that were dependent upon labor-intensive cash crops seceded from the Union. Northernmost slave states (border states) and free states stayed in the Union. 

ESSENTIALS

States that seceded from the Union 

 Alabama  North Carolina  Arkansas  South Carolina  Florida  Tennessee  Georgia  Texas  Louisiana  Virginia  Mississippi 

States that remained in the Union 

 Border states (slave states) – Delaware – Maryland – Kentucky – Missouri 

 Free states  – California – New Hampshire  – Connecticut – New Jersey  – Illinois – New York  – Indiana – Ohio  – Iowa – Oregon  – Kansas – Pennsylvania  – Maine – Rhode Island  – Massachusetts – Vermont  – Michigan – West Virginia*  – Minnesota – Wisconsin 

*Note: Western counties of Virginia that refused to secede from the Union 


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 16, 2018