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Confederate States of America:

see ConfederacyConfederacy,
name commonly given to the Confederate States of America
(1861–65), the government established by the Southern states of the United States after their secession from the Union.
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Confederate States of America


from 1861 to 1865, the confederation of slaveholding states of the South that rebelled against and seceded from the USA between December 1860 and May 1861. The Confederate States of America was proclaimed at a congress in Montgomery in February 1861. Its constitution declared slavery the “cornerstone of the entire edifice of state.” By the end of May 1861 the Confederacy included 11 states: South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia. Richmond, Va., was the capital, and Jefferson Davis was proclaimed president. The Confederacy unleashed the Civil War of 1861–65 in the USA. The defeat of the slaveholders led to the abolition of the Confederate States of America in 1865.

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Confederate States of America

US History the 11 Southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Mississippi) that seceded from the Union in 1861, precipitating a civil war with the North. The Confederacy was defeated in 1865 and the South reincorporated into the US
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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.

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