Was Texas a part of the Confederacy?

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Was Texas a part of the Confederacy?

A Nation Divided:

The United States at the time of the Civil War was divided. There were states that supported the Union, the states that supported the Confederacy, and the states that were border states. Border states were mostly slave states or regions that did not commit to the Confederacy.

Answer and Explanation: 1

Texas was part of the Confederacy, joining February 1, 1861. Texas followed South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana in seceding from the Union.

A few days after Texas joined the Confederacy, Confederate representatives convened in Montgomery, Alabama for a convention. They adopted the Confederate Constitution on February 8th and elected a president, Jefferson Davis, and a vice president, Alexander H. Stephens, on February 9th. All these events took place before Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the 16th president.

Several months later, on April 12, 1861 at Fort Sumter, the Civil War began.


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The Creation of the Confederacy: Leadership & Goals

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In this lesson, we will take a look at the 1861 creation of the Confederate States of America. We will examine the new country's government, meet its leaders, and learn about its goals.


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