What was Jefferson Davis inaugural address?

Reverently let us invoke the God of our fathers to guide and protect us in our efforts to perpetuate the principles which, by his blessing, they were able to vindicate, establish and transmit to their posterity, and with a continuance of His favor, ever gratefully acknowledged, we may hopefully look forward to success.

What is the famous quote from Jefferson’s inaugural address?

“All too will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate would be oppression.

What did Jefferson Davis say caused the South to succeed?

The Confederacy, according to Davis, was all about constitutional government, supremacy of law, and the natural rights of man. Most significantly, he argued that the Confederacy was not about slavery.

What was special about Jefferson’s inauguration?

Jefferson, dressed according to a reporter as “a plain citizen without any distinctive badge of office,” became the first president to walk rather than ride a carriage to the ceremony, setting off around noon with some congressmen, District marshals, and military officers from Alexandria, Virginia.

What was Jefferson Davis stance on slavery?

Davis ‘fundamentally believed in the legality of slavery’ Davis believed Blacks were inferior to whites, and in 1860 told the Senate slavery was “a form of civil government for those who by their nature are not fit to govern themselves.” “He fundamentally believed in the legality of slavery,” Ural said.

What did Confederate Constitution say about slavery?

Article I Section 9(2) Congress shall also have power to prohibit the introduction of slaves from any State not a member of, or Territory not belonging to, this Confederacy.