Northern United States

Northern United States

Northern United States, also sometimes the North, may refer to:

  • Especially when referred to as "the North," the phrase historically refers to the states that comprised the non-slaveholding Union states that remained loyal to the United States during the American Civil War,[2] contrasting with the Confederate states that permitted slavery, all of which were located in the southern United States and often referred to as "the South." A few of the states referred to as northern in the context of being part of the Union, such as California and Kansas, however, are not necessarily geographically northern.


  1. ^ a b "Census Regions and Divisions of the United States". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  2. ^ "the North (region, United States)". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 

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