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Confederate States of America Explained

Confederate States of America at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Government of the 11 Southern states that seceded from the Union in 1860-61 until its defeat in the Amer. Civil War in 1865. In the months following A. Lincoln's election as president in 1860, seven states of the Deep South (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, S. Carolina, and Texas) seceded. After the attack on Ft. Sumter in April 1861, Arkansas, N. Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia joined them. The government was directed by J. Davis as president, with A. Stephens as vice president. Its principal goals were the preservation of states' rights and the institution of slavery. The government's main concern was raising and maintaining an army. It counted on the influence of King Cotton to exert financial and diplomatic pressure on the Union from sympathetic European governments. Battlefield victories for the South in 1861-62 gave the Confederacy the moral strength to continue fighting, but from 1863 dwindling finances and battlefield reverses increasingly led to demoralization. The surrender at Appomattox by Gen. R. E. Lee precipitated its dissolution.

Confederate States of America at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Confederate States of America
n : the southern states that seceded from the United States in
1861 [syn: {Confederacy}, {Confederate States}, {South},
{Dixie}, {Dixieland}]

Confederate States of America at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: Common » s

Proper noun

Category: Image - :US map 1864 Civil War divisions.svg|250px|right|thumb|The states comprising the Confederate States of America are shown in red.
Inter: en-proper noun » head=Confederate States of America
  • A nation existing from 1861-1865, consisting of the eleven Southern states who sought independence from the United States of America over the issue of slavery and states' rights.


    Inter: trans-top » nation existing from 1861-1865
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|美利堅聯盟國|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|美利坚联盟国|tr=Měilìjiān Liánméngguó|sc=Hani

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|etelävaltiot
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|Amerikas konfedererade stater

  • Inter: trans-botto » m