A Civil War Result: Yankee Presidents
If you aren’t sure if the Yankees won the Civil War, all you have to do is dig around some genealogical data. Here is what I found on the Presidents who were elected or came to the office on the death of a President from 1869 until 1929, a stretch of some 60 years. Except for Wilson (1913-21) all were Northerners and even he had been President of Princeton University and Governor of New Jersey before becoming President. I’ll even toss in one name of a person who could have been President* almost any time he had wished.
** The Western Reserve in northwest Ohio was given to CT by Congress as property to sell in compensation for Revolutionary War destruction by the British. Mostly settled from CT.
*** The territory along the Susquehanna River and the Wyoming Valley was contested by CT and PA, resulting in a ‘war’ in the 1770s. PA was eventually given the territory, but the land claims by individual CT residents were legitimized.