Confederacy

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  • a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act
  • a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
  • a union of political organizations
  • the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861

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  • the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861 ,
  • a union of political organizations ,
  • a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose ,
  • a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act

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Confederacy Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The Confederate States of America (CSA) was a short-lived government that existed in the southern United States during the American Civil War. It was established in 1861 by seven southern states in which slavery was legal, after Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the U.S., but before he took office. South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas declared their secession (independence) from the United States. After war began, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina joined them. The first capital of the Confederacy was Montgomery, Alabama, but for most of the war the capital was Richmond, Virginia.

The government of the Confederacy was much like the United States government. The CSA constitution was similar to that of the United States; however, it emphasized states rights and clearly protected slavery. Jefferson Davis was chosen as president, and Alexander Stephens as Vice-President. As in the United States, the CSA president had a cabinet of advisors.



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* When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. - Jonathan Swift

* An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry. - Thomas Jefferson

* The people of the States now confederated.....believed that to remain longer in the Union would subject them to continuance of a disparaging discrimination, submission to which would be inconsistent with their welfare, and intolerable to a proud people. They therefore determined to sever its bounds and established a new Confederacy for themselves. - Jefferson Davis


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