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Confederate States

Confederate States is the special name applied to the eleven of the United States of America - namely, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, and Tennessee - which seceded from the Union in 1861 upon the question of slavery and the election of President Lincoln. They entered again into the Union at various dates after the end of the Civil war, under revised constitutions.