How many states were slave states in the 1860s??? Weren't there 15.

How many free states were there in the 1860s??? Were there 18 or 19.

19 states prohibited slavery and 15 permitted it

Actually, in the 1860s, there were 11 slave states, not 15. These states allowed the institution of slavery and were part of the Confederacy during the American Civil War. The 11 slave states were Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, and North Carolina.

On the other hand, there were 24 free states during the 1860s. These states did not allow slavery and supported the Union in the Civil War. However, it's important to note that the number of free states varied throughout the decade due to the admission of new states into the union.

In summary, there were 11 slave states and 24 free states in the 1860s.