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Jefferson Davis was born on June 3rd 1808 in Christian County Kentucky He was educated at Transylvania University and at the US Military Academy After his graduation in 1828 he served in the army until bad health forced him to residn in 1835 He was a farmer in Mississippi from 1835 to 1845 Then he was elected to the US congress In 1846 he resigned his seat in order to serve in the Mexican War and fought at Monterrey and Buena Vista where he was wounded He was a US Senator from Mississippi from 1847 to 1857 and a US Senator again from 1857 to 1861 As a Senator he was in support of slavery and states rights He also influenced Pice to sign in the Kansas-Nebraska Act which favored the South and increased the bitterness of the struggle over slavery Encarta Davis Jefferson 97 In his second term as a Senator he became the spokesman for the Southern point of view He opposed the idea of secession from the Union as a way of maintaining the principles in the South Even after the first steps toward secession had been taken he tried to keep the Southern states in the Union When the state of Mississippi seceeded he withdrew from the Senate On February 18 1861 the congress of the Confederate States made him president He was elected to the office by popular vote for a 6-year term and was inaugurated un Richmond Virginia the new capital of the Confederacy He failed to raise enough money to fight the Civil War and could not obtain help for the Confederacy from foreign governments One of the accomplishments of Jefferson Dacis was the raising of the Confederate army Davis had a difficult task to preform He was the head of the new nation in the beginnings of a major war The South had inferior railroads compared to the Union no navy
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