Blue and White

Union

What states belong to the Union?

  • Oregon
  • California
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • Delaware
  • Maryland

States that joined in the war


  • Nevada
  • West Virginia

What did the Union believe in?

The Union did not believe in the slavery. They believed that the Confederate had no right to secede from the United States and they felt like it was an act of treason. They believed in a strong national government and wanted the nation to stay together.

3 leaders of the Union and their role.

Ulysses S. Grant

Grant is known for being the general in the Civil war for the Union. His fame for being a hero in the war got him president!!!

President Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln is most known for leading the country into the war. His great leadership for the Union helped them keep strong and to defeat the South keeping the country united. He also helped push for freedom of slaves.

Harriet Tubman

Tubman helped many slaves escape from their plantations and their plantation owners.

She took a route called the underground railroad. It was not underground and it was not a railraod it was a safe way to travel with series of houses to hide in.

2 major events in the war

The Emancipation Proclamation

The Emancipation Proclamation was an important event in the war because it was the order given by the President to free the slaves.


Union Blockade

The Union Blockade was a important event due to the length of the war. The decrease in supplies to the Confederate Army greatly reduced their ability to fight the war.

Why did Bull Run affect the war.

Bull Run affected the war because the Union thought that because they outnumbered the Confederates that they would have a quick and easy victory to end the war. But the Confederates were more experienced and won the battle setting the tone for a long drawn out war.

How did the war affect people on the Union side.

Although most of the battles were fought in the South, the Union was still very dependent on the South for many of the goods they needed for day to day use. While sugarcane fields rotted in the South because their were no men tending the crops, in the North people were unable to buy sugar no matter how much they were willing to pay. Meat was very hard to come by everywhere even though cattle multiplied and roamed free in the Southwest because their was nobody to tend, transport and slaughter them.