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When did Tennessee join the Confederacy?

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When did Tennessee join the Confederacy?

Confederacy:

The Confederate States of America was formed in February 4, 1861 in Montgomery, Alabama. Over the next 4 months, other states joined the Confederacy, including Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Answer and Explanation:

Tennessee joined the Confederacy in June 1861, the last state to do so. East Tennessee was against secession and contained a large unionists contingent who waged guerrilla warfare against nearby Confederates. Andrew Johnson, the sitting U.S. Senator from Tennessee became the only senator from a seceded state who remained in his seat in the U.S. Senate. This led Abraham Lincoln to choose him as a running mate in 1864.


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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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