Essay about Alexander, The President Of Confederacy

815 Words Aug 10th, 2016 4 Pages
Alexander H. Stephens was known as the Vice President of Confederacy. As you know the Confederacy was a strong supporter of the idea of enslavement of Africans. They also believed that there was not any moral issues because they were not actual people. We today however know that this is completely incorrect. Alexander Stephens will eventually give a speech addressing the Confederate named the Cornerstone. This speech was very dynamic however would cause much uproar because of its content. Stephens believed that the cornerstone of the Confederacy was indeed slavery. You might ask what exactly he meant by that? He specified that the government was founded on the principles of slavery. That and other objectives of the Cornerstone speech are what made this one of the most influential pieces of writing in American history Stephens had many assumptions on the correlation of blacks and whites. In his own words, “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. However, according to the Declaration of Independence published in 1776 he is entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Slavery is not something anyone is entitled or restricted to. It’s a sad realization that they lived in. Their mentality on the value of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness was highly flawed Vice President Alexander supports his argument by using “logic”. He says that if it was meant…

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