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Jefferson Davis
and the confederacy of
the United States
By Eric Vetch
The president of the Confederacy
Family Life
• Youngest of 10 kids
• 25 years difference between
• Jefferson and Joseph
• Benjamin, Samuel, Anna
• Isaac, L...
Youth• Born in Louisiana on June 3rd 1808
• Named after Thomas Jefferson
• Moved to Mississippi at a very young age
• Went...
Teenager
• Moved to Lexington Kentucky
• Soon after father died when 16
• His older brother became a father figure
Military academy
• Davis older brother Joseph
• Helped get him into West Point
• West point was a military academy
• That ...
Military Career
After Graduation Davis was commissioned as a Second Lt.
• 1st Infantry Regiment
• Fort Crawford
• Michigan...
Family Life
• Met Sarah Knox Taylor
• Daughter of Zachary Taylor
• Moved to Hurricane plantation
• After “battle”
• Owned ...
Second Marriage
• Remarried
• Varina Howell
• Had six kids
• Very close to all of his kids
• Jeff Jr. Samuel, Joseph
• Var...
Davis the Representative
• Served from
• 1845 to 1846
• Resigned in 1846
• To fight in Mex American War
Mexican American war
• 155th volunteer infantry regiment
• Under General Taylor
• Battle of Monterrey
• Battle of Buena Vi...
Sen Davis
• Served 2 years
• Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
• Committee on Military affairs
• Regent of Smithsonian Inst.
Sec of War
Franklin Admin
1853- 1857
Trans. Cont. Railroad
Gadsden Purchase
Increased Military Pay
Return to senate
• Very controversial time
• Wilmot proviso
• Compromise of 1850
Election of 1860
• Breckinridge, TN D
• Lincoln, IL R
• Stephens, IL D
• Bell , TN Const.Union
The Winner was
Jefferson Davis
The Confederacy of America
Made up FL AL LA MS GA TX
Met in Montgomery Al
ratified const.
elected Davis Pres.
Designed Flag
Attack on Ft. Sumpter
• After attack
• Ak, Tn NC SC joined
Confederacy of America
• 1861 – 1865
• Made of up TX LA AL SC
• Relied on Cotton
• Plantations galore
The constitution of the Confederacy
• Mirrored the const. of the US
• Except the right to secede
• Esp. the border states
...
Confederacy of America
• House of Reps elected every 2 years on odd numbered years
• Senate elected every 6 years
• Presid...
agenda
• Appointed Gen Beauregard to Lead army
Jefferson and Technology
• Telegraph
• Railroad
• To send messages
• And send troops
• Problem
• Union cut wires, train tr...
Economy
His Cabinet
Alexander Stephens
• Vice president
• And speaker of the House
• Ex wig member
• Democrat from GA
Robert Toombs
• Secretary of State
• 1853 – 1861
• GA (D)
• House of reps 1838 -1844
• Senate 1845 – 1853
• Laywer
Christopher Mermminger
• Sec of treasury
• SC
• Laywer, state legisltor
Stephen Mallory
• Sec of Navy
Judah P. Benjamin
• Attorney General
Leroy Walker
• Sec of war
His Generals
• General Lee
• General Jackson
• Gen Bourgard
Generals
• General Lee
• From Virginia
• West point
• Received offer from Union
• Defended Virginia
generals
• Stone wall Jackson
• Got his name from
General Beauregard
• First leader of the army
• from
The battles
• Virgina
• Troops
• Kia
• Officers involved
Bull run
Gettysburg
Turning Point Gettysburg
Number of slaves in states
• Total of around 4 million slaves in 1860
• VA 491,000 AL 435,000 MS 436,000
• GA 462,000 LA 3...
Le Traitor
• His presidency ended May 5, 1865.
• May 10, 1865, federal troops captured him at Irwinville, Georgia.
• From ...
Surrender
• Appomaox Court House
Lincoln’s death
Fords theater April 14, 1864
Our American Cousin
John Wilks Booth
Yelled out “Sic Semper Tyrannies”
“Thus ...
Not really the end
• Attacks/ raids against the north
• Very bitter about outcome of the war
The flags of the confederacy
and their meaning
• This is a battle flag
• The stars represent the
• Confederate states
flags
• This was a flag that represented
• The seven original states
• Of the confederacy
• The design was changed
• Looke...
flags
• Looks too much like a surrender flag
Flags of the confederacy
• A red bar was added
Flags continued
• Called stars and bars
• Square not rectangle
The controversial flag
• What does it mean to you?
In death
• Died on
Funeral precession
• New Orleans
• Sunday May 28, 1889
• To Richmond Virginia
The end
Any questions?
Bibliography
• http://www.civil-war.net/pages/1860_census.html
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Jefferson Davis

  1. 1. Jefferson Davis and the confederacy of the United States By Eric Vetch
  2. 2. The president of the Confederacy
  3. 3. Family Life • Youngest of 10 kids • 25 years difference between • Jefferson and Joseph • Benjamin, Samuel, Anna • Isaac, Lucinda, Amanda • Matilda, Marry Ellen
  4. 4. Youth• Born in Louisiana on June 3rd 1808 • Named after Thomas Jefferson • Moved to Mississippi at a very young age • Went to Jr. High and High School
  5. 5. Teenager • Moved to Lexington Kentucky • Soon after father died when 16 • His older brother became a father figure
  6. 6. Military academy • Davis older brother Joseph • Helped get him into West Point • West point was a military academy • That trained young men to be officers
  7. 7. Military Career After Graduation Davis was commissioned as a Second Lt. • 1st Infantry Regiment • Fort Crawford • Michigan • Under Zachary Taylor • Black Hawk war
  8. 8. Family Life • Met Sarah Knox Taylor • Daughter of Zachary Taylor • Moved to Hurricane plantation • After “battle” • Owned many slaves • Was good to them • After three months of marriage • Sarah died of Malaria
  9. 9. Second Marriage • Remarried • Varina Howell • Had six kids • Very close to all of his kids • Jeff Jr. Samuel, Joseph • Varian, William, Margret • Buried 4 children during his lifetime • Has living decedents • internet
  10. 10. Davis the Representative • Served from • 1845 to 1846 • Resigned in 1846 • To fight in Mex American War
  11. 11. Mexican American war • 155th volunteer infantry regiment • Under General Taylor • Battle of Monterrey • Battle of Buena Vista • With distinction • Promotion to Brid. General • Turned down to fill senate seat
  12. 12. Sen Davis • Served 2 years • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo • Committee on Military affairs • Regent of Smithsonian Inst.
  13. 13. Sec of War Franklin Admin 1853- 1857 Trans. Cont. Railroad Gadsden Purchase Increased Military Pay
  14. 14. Return to senate • Very controversial time • Wilmot proviso • Compromise of 1850
  15. 15. Election of 1860 • Breckinridge, TN D • Lincoln, IL R • Stephens, IL D • Bell , TN Const.Union
  16. 16. The Winner was
  17. 17. Jefferson Davis
  18. 18. The Confederacy of America Made up FL AL LA MS GA TX Met in Montgomery Al ratified const. elected Davis Pres. Designed Flag
  19. 19. Attack on Ft. Sumpter • After attack • Ak, Tn NC SC joined
  20. 20. Confederacy of America • 1861 – 1865 • Made of up TX LA AL SC • Relied on Cotton • Plantations galore
  21. 21. The constitution of the Confederacy • Mirrored the const. of the US • Except the right to secede • Esp. the border states • Including civil liberties
  22. 22. Confederacy of America • House of Reps elected every 2 years on odd numbered years • Senate elected every 6 years • President elected 6 years could not be re elected
  23. 23. agenda • Appointed Gen Beauregard to Lead army
  24. 24. Jefferson and Technology • Telegraph • Railroad • To send messages • And send troops • Problem • Union cut wires, train tracks, • bridges
  25. 25. Economy
  26. 26. His Cabinet
  27. 27. Alexander Stephens • Vice president • And speaker of the House • Ex wig member • Democrat from GA
  28. 28. Robert Toombs • Secretary of State • 1853 – 1861 • GA (D) • House of reps 1838 -1844 • Senate 1845 – 1853 • Laywer
  29. 29. Christopher Mermminger • Sec of treasury • SC • Laywer, state legisltor
  30. 30. Stephen Mallory • Sec of Navy
  31. 31. Judah P. Benjamin • Attorney General
  32. 32. Leroy Walker • Sec of war
  33. 33. His Generals • General Lee • General Jackson • Gen Bourgard
  34. 34. Generals • General Lee • From Virginia • West point • Received offer from Union • Defended Virginia
  35. 35. generals • Stone wall Jackson • Got his name from
  36. 36. General Beauregard • First leader of the army • from
  37. 37. The battles • Virgina • Troops • Kia • Officers involved
  38. 38. Bull run
  39. 39. Gettysburg
  40. 40. Turning Point Gettysburg
  41. 41. Number of slaves in states • Total of around 4 million slaves in 1860 • VA 491,000 AL 435,000 MS 436,000 • GA 462,000 LA 332,000 SC 402,000
  42. 42. Le Traitor • His presidency ended May 5, 1865. • May 10, 1865, federal troops captured him at Irwinville, Georgia. • From 1865 to 1867 he was imprisoned at Fortress Monroe, Virginia. • Davis was indicted for treason in 1866 • the next year was released on a bond of $100,000, • by the Horace Greeley and other influential Northerners. • In 1868, the federal government dropped the case
  43. 43. Surrender • Appomaox Court House
  44. 44. Lincoln’s death Fords theater April 14, 1864 Our American Cousin John Wilks Booth Yelled out “Sic Semper Tyrannies” “Thus always to tyrants” Jumped Broke leg
  45. 45. Not really the end • Attacks/ raids against the north • Very bitter about outcome of the war
  46. 46. The flags of the confederacy and their meaning • This is a battle flag • The stars represent the • Confederate states
  47. 47. flags • This was a flag that represented • The seven original states • Of the confederacy • The design was changed • Looked like the Union flag
  48. 48. flags • Looks too much like a surrender flag
  49. 49. Flags of the confederacy • A red bar was added
  50. 50. Flags continued • Called stars and bars • Square not rectangle
  51. 51. The controversial flag • What does it mean to you?
  52. 52. In death • Died on
  53. 53. Funeral precession • New Orleans • Sunday May 28, 1889 • To Richmond Virginia
  54. 54. The end
  55. 55. Any questions?
  56. 56. Bibliography • http://www.civil-war.net/pages/1860_census.html

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