Geographically, the term includes the U.S. states and regions of the United States of America that are located across the northernmost part of the country. It includes, but is not limited to, states along the Canada–United States border.
Census Bureau[change | change source]
The United States Census Bureau divides some of the northernmost United States into the Midwest Region and the Northeast Region. The Census Bureau also includes the northernmost states of the Northwestern United States, that are, within the West Region.
Historical term[change | change source]
American Civil War[change | change source]
During the American Civil War, the Northern United States meant the ones that remained in the United States of America, called the Union states. In this context, "The North" is the Union and "The South" is the states that seceded from the U.S. to form the Confederate States of America. However, some slave-holding states that remained in the Union may be counted on either side.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Census Regions and Divisions of the United States" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2009-10-27.
- "the North (region, United States)". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-27.