Alexander Stephens & Civil War
Alexander Hamilton Stephens (February 11, 1812 – March 4, 1883) was an American politician from Georgia. A civil war is a war between organized groups within the same nation state or republic, or, less commonly, between two countries created from a formerly-united nation state./5
Although Alexander Stephens argued against secession, he nonetheless served as Confederate Vice President during the Civil War.
July 1-4, 1863: The Gettysburg and Vicksburg Campaign: April 1863-Saturday July 4, 1863 and Wednesday July 1-Friday July 3, 1863: By the early summer of 1863, the course of the Civil War in the eastern theater was very definitely going in the favor of the rebel Confederacy. Although Lee had lost Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville after he died of pneumonia on May 10th, Lee's fighting forces were still as strong as ever and immediately the General, with Stuart and Longstreet alongside, the General decided to make another gamble by striking northward. It was believed that with the Union in disarray, with morale low and Democrats calling for the Lincoln Administration to give up that a Confederate victory in the north and a strike on Washington City would provoke enough desperation that the Federal Government would agree to negotiate peace. Alexander Stephens, Confederate Vice President would begin a trip upriver from Richmond to offer peace terms. By this time, Confederate attempts to get recognition fro ...
Regarding my last post. Last year David A.Love wrote an article on the Grio titled, "Debunking the Ten Biggest Myths of Black History"that defended Pres.Lincoln by saying that one of the myths of Black History month is that the Civil War was NOT fought over slavery. Here's what he had to say in the first paragraph: 1. The Civil War was not fought over slavery If you want to know whether the Civil War was fought over slavery, just read the words of Alexander Stephens, Vice President of the Confederate States of America in 1861: The prevailing ideas entertained by…most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old constitution, were that the enslavement of the African was in violation of the laws of nature; that it was wrong in principle, socially, morally, and politically…. Those ideas, however, were fundamentally wrong. They rested upon the assumption of the equality of races. This was an error…Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, ...
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