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Jefferson Davis - Quotes

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Slavery existed before the formation of this Union. It derived from the Constitution that recognition which it would not have enjoyed without the confederation. If the States had not united together, there would have been no obligation on adjoining States to regard any species of property unknown to themselves. ---->>>

Every one must understand that, whatever be the evil of slavery, it is not increased by its diffusion. Every one familiar with it knows that it is in proportion to its sparseness that it becomes less objectionable. Wherever there is an immediate connexion between the master and slave, whatever there is of harshness in the system is diminished. ---->>>

All we ask is to be let alone.

All we ask is to be let alone.

If the Confederacy fails, there should be written on its tombstone: Died of a Theory. ---->>>

It is not differences of opinion; it is geographical lines, rivers, and mountains which divide State from State, and make different nations of mankind. ---->>>

To one who loves his country in all its parts, it is natural to rejoice in whatever contributes to the prosperity and honor and marks the stability and progress of any portion of its people. ---->>>

It was one of the compromises of the Constitution that the slave property in the Southern States should be recognized as property throughout the United States. ---->>>

I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war, but I could not. The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came. ---->>>

A people morally and intellectually equal to self-government must also be equal in self-defence. ---->>>

Never be haughty to the humble or humble to the haughty. ---->>>

God forbid that the day should ever come when to be true to my constituents is to be hostile to the Union.

God forbid that the day should ever come when to be true to my constituents is to be hostile to the Union.

Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule.

Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule.

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: June 3, 1808
Birthplace:
Die: December 6, 1889
Occupation: Leader
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Jefferson Davis (born Jefferson Finis Davis; June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as the President of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865. He was a member of the Democratic Party who represented Mississippi in the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives prior to becoming president (wikipedia)