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When did Jefferson Davis become president of the Confederacy?

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When did Jefferson Davis become president of the Confederacy?

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In 1861, Vice President of the Confederacy Alexander Stephens gave what historians refer to as the "cornerstone" speech. In it, he claimed that the Confederacy's "foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition."

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Jefferson Davis became the president of the Confederacy on February 18, 1861. The Confederate States of America, commonly referred to as the...

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The Creation of the Confederacy: Leadership & Goals

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In this lesson, we will take a look at the 1861 creation of the Confederate States of America. We will examine the new country's government, meet its leaders, and learn about its goals.


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