“President of Confederate States of America”, Jefferson Davis
First time in U.S. history, there were two presidents at the same time. By the election of November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected unopposed as the president of the Confederate States in the South -the one and only president the Confederate States of America ever had. It is perplexing let us admit that all great men of the South could call on the confederacy somehow ended up with Jefferson Davis. A man who had serious shortcomings as an executive; by most accounts he was apparently extremely quarrelsome, and had a tin ear for public opinion. But perhaps the most damming criticism of Davis has to do with his management or perhaps more accurately his mismanagement of the confederate economy by allowing the printing presses to create more and more paper currency that lacked any solid backing inflation became rampant and the confederate economy was on the verge of collapse. Davis famously said, “if the confederacy fails, there should be written on its tombstone: Died of a Theory.” I do not think, he was referring to the theory of supply and demand but he should have.
It is hard to tell the story of Davis without including comparisons to his fellow Kentuckian Abraham Lincoln which they both born in a log cabin. Being eight months and eighty miles away, later on they separated each other in background and families, one goes north and one goes south. They eventually became the leaders of the causes, -one who wants the united nation, and one who wants a new nation.
Jefferson Finis Davis, the one and only President of the Confederate States of America was a politician, soldier and planter, born on June 3rd, 1808 in Christian County, Kentucky and raised in Mississippi. He was the tenth and youngest child of the Revolutionary war veteran Samuel Davis and his wife Jane Cook Davis. While he was a child, his father Samuel Davis moved the family to Woodville, Mississippi where Davis grew to young man...