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Did California stay in the Union or secede in 1861?

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California stayed with the Union side; though there were some Californians who wanted to join the Confederacy instead. There were also significant numbers of people who wanted California to become an independent country.

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Confederate. It was not one of the first states to secede, and many prominent Virginians like Robert E. Lee, hoped that it would stay in the Union.


In the time of the Civil War, they were known as Border States. They had also decided to stay loyal to the Union, and did not secede.


Virginia. Before it seceded, Lee was hoping it would stay in the Union, and he could have accepted supreme command of the Union armies. But when it did secede, he reluctantly joined the Confederates. He had concluded that he was a Virginian first and an American second.


The South wanted to secede from the union, but the North wanted to stay as one country. The North wanted to abolish slavery but the South wanted to keep slavery.


South Carolina had several reasonably valid arguments for why it should be able to secede. The best of these arguments was that the Constitution states that all powers not specifically assigned to the federal government remain with the states. The Constitution does not specifically state that the federal government has the right to remove states from the union, or to force states to stay in the union. Since the federal government wasn't given that power, then states should have the power to leave the union.


Lincoln's initial stance when the South began to secede was to not fire on Fort Sumter. He was trying to stay out of it and allow the upper south to convince the lower south to not secede.


North Carolina did not rush to secede because they were going to stay neutral. They finally seceded when Abraham Lincoln called for troops from NC to join the army to recapture Sumter.


First, they were all one nation, and every problem could be resolved in some way, and the South had some good crops, technologies, and other things the north didn't have, such as fertile rivers perfect for farming. Plus, the North though it was unconstitutional for the South to secede from the Union, so that was another reason the North wanted the south to say with the Union.


The Crittenden Compromise was the name given to the attempt in 1860 to get Southern states to stay in the Union.


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The confederate states seceded from the USA because Abraham lincoln was elected president. Abe thought that the union and confederacy should stay as one country. South Carolina was the first to secede from the united stated then later did ten other states. The confederacy broke out war in Fort sumter, SC and that began the civil war.


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The South decided to form their own type of government, their own type of money, everything. they decided to secede ( to withdraw voluntarily from a union) from the Union ( that is what the united states was called). There were many reasons for this move, but the main subject is slavery. The North wanted to stay free, but the south had their own things in mind. anyways, the south successfully broke away from the union. the Confederates started the war in Fort Sumter Charleston, South Carolina


It was the logical and patriotic thing to do.


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Many Southerners wanted to remain part of the Union. Many others were not willing to stay in the Union if it meant sacrificing what they viewed to be their rights and the rights of their states to make local law. That is what started the US Civil War.


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The first state to secede was South Carolina in December 1860. By the time Lincoln was inaugurated in March 1861, there were seven states in the newly-formed Confederacy. Virginia looked as though it would stay loyal, as many senior Virginians, including Robert E. Lee, hoped it would. But after the attack on Fort Sumter, and Lincoln's call for volunteer troops, Virginia joined the Confederacy. This triggered North Carolina into doing the same (reluctantly), or it would have been isolated among Confederate states.


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You mean all the states they turned to Confederate? Well, they were basically south of Virginia. West Birginia broke off Virginia because they wanted to stay with the union. West Virginia and north stayed in union. This was a tricky one. California did stay in the union. (so did Oregon) Names of the states that were Confederate: North and South Carolina Virginia Georgia Mississippi Florida Texas Lousiana Alabama Arkansas Tennessee The rest was either Union, Indian Territory, or just land still not in states from the Louisana Purchase.



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