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Originally part of North Carolina, Tennessee achieved statehood on June 1, 1796. A slave state, it sided with the Confederacy during the Civil War. The capital moved between Knoxville, Nashville, and Murfreesboro several times before Nashville became its permanent home in 1826.
"An Act for the Admission of the State of Tennessee into the Union," 1 June 1796, Statutes at Large of the United States 1 (1845):491-92; Robert E. Corlew, Tennessee: A Short History 2nd ed. updated to 1989, (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1990), 263, 302-27.