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Map 1: State Secessions, 1860-1861.

[Map 1: State Secessions, 1860-1861.] with link to larger version of map.

(Library of Congress)

St. Louis marked with a black square

[Map 1 Key]

Purple: Free Union States
Pink: Free Union Territories
Gold: Slave States Loyal to the Union
Dark Orange: Seceded before April 14, 1861
Light Orange: Seceded after April 14, 1861
Yellow: Confederate Territories

Questions for Map 1

1) Where are the Confederate slave states? Where are the Union free states? How many slave states were loyal to the Union ("border" states)?

2) Find Missouri on the map. What kind of state was Missouri at the start of the Civil War?

3) Identify the city of St. Louis, Missouri, on the map. What states is it between?

4) How might living across a river from a free state benefit people held in slavery in Missouri? How could it be different to be enslaved in a border state versus enslaved in Alabama or Georgia?

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