Jefferson Davis: Life After The Civil War

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Jefferson Davis The Civil War lasted from 1861 to 1865. The country was split in half fighting itself. The North led by Abraham Lincoln and the South led by Jefferson Davis. The South lost the war and Jefferson Davis was imprisoned for treason. Jefferson Davis was not a traitor; he was no different than the men who founded this country. If the South would have come out victorious he would be remember the same way as them. Here is his story decide for yourself. Jefferson Finis Davis was born on June 3, 1808 in Todd County, Kentucky. His father Samuel Emory Davis and his uncles served in the Revolutionary War. Davis’s three older brothers also served in the War of 1812. At the age of twenty, Davis graduated for West Point Academy. He fought in several battles involving Indians and also fought in the Mexican – American War. Shortly after he resigned from the military and got into politics. Davis served as a U.S. Senator from Mississippi. During his time on the Senate he argued against secession but believed each state was sovereign and had an unquestionable right to secede from the Union. He resigned from the Senate in 1861 after hearing Mississippi had succeeded from the Union. One month later Davis was appointed President of the Confederacy and elected to a Six year term. After…show more content…
He also served many years in Military risking his life for the country he loved. He opposed the thought of the Union breaking up right until it was too late. Even after the south seceded, Davis first tried to talk to Union and put their differences to rest. War was just unavoidable and Davis knew that. He fought for what he believed in and for what the people he was leading believed in. After the was over he was imprisoned for treason and lived the rest of life with that stigma. Then in 1978, 89 years after his death, Davis’s convictions and limitations were
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