Border states sentence example

border states
  • But for some time the Fugitive Slave Law was considered still to hold in the case of fugitives from masters in the border states who were loyal to the Union government, and it was not until the 28th of June 1864 that the Act of 1850 was repealed.

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  • But the first operations of the war brought about the willing or unwilling adhesion of these border states to the Federal cause.

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  • In 1864, to secure the votes of the war Democrats and to please the border states that had remained in the Union, Johnson was nominated for vice-president on the ticket with Lincoln.

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  • Although Lincoln's appeal brought the border states to no practical decision - the representatives of these states almost without exception opposed the plan - it served to prepare public opinion for his final act.

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  • Such secession, it was supposed, would carry the other border states out also.

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  • At Lincoln's request he undertook a mission to the border states and the North-west to rouse the spirit of Unionism; he spoke in West Virginia, Ohio and Illinois.

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  • In Missouri not only was sentiment divided, but the two factions were eager to resort to force long before they were in the other border states.

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