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Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis
Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 ¿ December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history from 1861 to 1865 during the American Civil War. After Davis was captured in 1865, he was charged with treason, but not convicted. His last home, Beauvoir House, and the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library, are located in Biloxi, MS. His burial site is Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.
Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 ¿ December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history from 1861 to 1865 during the American Civil War. After Davis was captured in 1865, he was charged with treason, but not convicted. His last home, Beauvoir House, and the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library, are located in Biloxi, MS. His burial site is Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. « Show less

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  • Potential Texas school books: Was Jefferson Davis that bad a guy?

     
    Producing the next generation of Reagan worshipers is one thing, but the Texas Board of Education may go a giant leap further: Social studies textbooks may cast Abraham Lincoln and Confederate President Jefferson Davis (a traitor to the republic who neverthele
  • Another President's Day -- for Jefferson Davis

     
    Today is the 150th anniversary of Jefferson Davis as president of the Confederate States of America.

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    Updated [When she attended the Coburn Law School at Oral Roberts University, GOP presidential hopeful, Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele] Bachmann studied with John Eidsmoe, who she recently described as "one of the professors who had a great influence on me."....

    NEH gives $40 million in grants; $3.2 million to California

     
    National Endowment for the Humanities issues $40 million in grants, including $3.2 million to California museums, scholars and documentary filmmakers. Documentaries win the biggest grants; others sponsor seminars aimed to improve college and secondary...

    Obama and Lincoln: trash-talking, Civil War-era style

     
    After President Obama remarked on how comments about him compared to those directed at Abraham Lincoln, we take a look at some historical trash talk.