Civil War Border States: Definition & Significance


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The Border States included all the following EXCEPT:

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1. Losing what Border State could have possibly lost the war for the Union?

2. The Border States believed in a state's right to slavery, which tied them ideologically to the South. What ideology tied them to the North?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Questions on this quiz and worksheet will be on topics such as examples of Border States, vital Border States, the ideals of the Border States, and fractional division of states.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be more precise, you're going to be tested on:

  • The identification of Border States
  • A state that could have cost the Union the war
  • Why the Border States partially sided with the Union
  • Which state had two separate governments
  • Fractional divisions of states

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding ideology of Border States
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the significance of the Border States
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which states were Border States

Additional Learning

If you would like more information on the Civil War Border States, go ahead and study our corresponding lesson by the name of Civil War Border States: Definition & Significance. This lesson will cover subjects such as:

  • Border State compromises for Union loyalty
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • The significance of different Border States