And yet, Southern forces fought successfully against the odds, in pursuit of the independent Confederate States
of America to which they aspired.
The institution of negro slavery, as it now exists in the Confederate States
, shall be recognized and protected by Congress and by the territorial government; and the inhabitants of the several Confederate States
and Territories shall have the right to take to such Territory any slaves lawfully held by them in any of the States or Territories of the Confederate States
The flag of the Confederate States
unified the slave states of America; it flew over armies dedicated to ensuring that the ownership of another human being was a right; that the colour of a person's skin meant they could be bought and sold, whipped into toiling in cotton fields; hung for looking too hard or long at a white person.
Led by former Confederate States
of America general officers, the old Eagle State--that became the Bayou State after the war and is now known as the Magnolia State--began to rebuild and renew.
The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states
who sought to secede from the Northern states are just two examples.
Slavery was common, especially in the mainly agricultural American Confederate states
Military and nonmilitary legislation is included (including legislation of the Confederate States
), as are the three constitutional amendments passed during Reconstruction (the 13th through 15th Amendments).
The creation of the Confederate States
of America led many Baptists to embrace nationalism all too easily, only to be critiqued by a remnant of Baptist voices reminding them to restrict their sermons to spiritual, not political, matters.
1861 Richmond, Virginia becomes the capital of the Confederate States
of America, a title it held until being captured by Union forces near the end of the US Civil War in April 1865.
Following Lincoln's assassination, the Radicals took control of Congress and passed Reconstruction Acts in 1867 and 1888 that dealt more harshly with the Confederate states
than Lincoln had envisioned.
The political, economic, social, and military challenges facing the Confederate States
of America during the American Civil War have been well documented by generations of historians.
It sets out to chronicle and investigate the relationships among the United States, the Confederate States
, and the United Kingdom between 1861 and 1865.