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    would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came.” –Jefferson Davis ("Jefferson ").Jefferson Davis didn't do a good job as the president of the Confederate States of America. Every time the Confederacy had a problem, Stephens blamed it on Jefferson Davis. In addition, it was easy for the people to point out Jefferson Davis’s weaknesses and mistakes (“Was”).Also, Jefferson Davis didn’t work well with the Confederacy generals, congress, cabinet and the government (“Jefferson Davis is”). Lastly , Jefferson Davis didn’t do a great job at being the President of the Confederate States of America. Jefferson Davis learned a handful of…

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    told us that Fairfax County Public Schools is making a new middle school and that they needed some help with naming it. The person I chose to do my research on is Jefferson Davis. Jefferson Davis was born on June 3, 1808 in Christian (which is now called Todd) County, Kentucky. He was a congressman, a soldier, and eventually the president of the United States of America. I think the new middle school should have Jefferson Davis’ name because he was the president of the United States and a lot…

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    The life of Jefferson Davis, is an iconic American story, about military service, government leadership, and the establishment of the Confederate States of America. However, prior to the civil war, Jefferson Davis was a war hero that served a prestigious political career. If the South never succeeded from the Union, history would have remembered Jefferson Davis as a person that was a great political administer, and decisive war hero who proudly served the American Government. However, after…

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    Evaluating the presidency of Jefferson Davis is somewhat of a difficult task. When determining how effective a President was while in office, one has to look at many different aspects, as there is so much they have to do. A president who was a great military leader might be remembered poorly if he wasn't able to pull his country out of economic hardship, just as a president who was able to recover his country from depression might be if he lost a lot of men in an unsuccessful war. The problem…

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    In the first two years of the war (1861-62), Lee understood that the defensive strategy desired by Davis was impractical when pitted against the industrial capabilities of the Northern states. Lee’s realization then manifested itself in an offensive-defensive strategy. Lee saw the impracticality of entrenching troops along the Southern coast mostly because of advancements in riffling technology that allowed the Northern artillery to make short work of Confederate fortifications. In order to…

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    Upon Mr. John Van Lew’s death, Mary Elizabeth Bowser and other slaves were freed; by the wife and Daughter of Mr. Van Lew. Shortly after gaining her freedom, Elizabeth Van Lew sent Mary Elizabeth Bowser to be educated in Philadelphia so that she may take part in a larger covert spy operation against the confederates. Upon her completion of education, Mrs. Bowser obtained part time work to serving the Davis family, the family of the Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Once gaining full time…

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    In the book she has to fight with herself which then changes her character. She is changing her beliefs by hiding a secret from her mother. Just earlier on in the day the kids had dug holes in the road causing the Jefferson Davis school bus to crash. When news started to spread more and more people started to know. When Cassies mother found out she had to go against her on will not to tell her what had happened. As the children were sworn to secrecy and could not tell. "its funny, i didnt…

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    In fact, Lincoln was against executing any Confederate officials while others pressured for it. If it were up to Lincoln, he would let them all go free and scare them off. One day, Sherman asked Lincoln if he wanted Jefferson Davis to be captured or allowed to escape when the time came. Lincoln replied with a short story about an old lecturer who was very by the book. One day, while out on a ride in the hot son, he stopped by a friend’s house. The friend offered him a drink of lemonade and…

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    In 1860s, because the fact of southern states wanted to remain the slavery stable while the North desired to abolish the slavery. Meanwhile Abraham Lincoln led the Union and fought with the Confederacy whose commander was Jefferson Davis. The goal of union was to protect the unity, but many armies were controlled by South, also they owned wide land. It seemed difficult for the Union troops to win the Confederacy drastically. Moreover, the strategy of Confederacy was only to defense, controlled…

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    H. Stephens, “the Negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery…is his natural and normal condition” (Tanner 89). In other words, the Confederacy was fighting to keep the institution of slavery in place, which was a firm part of southern society that many Confederates believed to be the correct way of living. However, the Confederacy was put at a disadvantage during the war because of how African-American slaves, who sometimes ran away from their white masters, provided Union armies and…

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