Jefferson Davis

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Important Events and Ideas

  • He was the President of the Confederate States.
  • He was the Secretary of War in 1853-1857.
  • He was a Senator from Mississippi in 1847-1851.

"Did you know..." Factoids

  • Davis was the youngest of 10 children of Samuel Davis and Jane Cook.
  • Davis was in-prisoned for *treason.
  • Davis was born: June 3, 1808, died: December 6, 1889. He lived to be 81.

"I wonder...." Questions

  • I wonder... Why was he was so interested in politics?
  • I wonder... Why did he believe the States of America needed more freedom?
  • I wonder... Why did he want to risk *treason?

What I think about this person

  • I think Davis was brave to stand up and say that he was to fight for a new country.
  • I think Davis should be noticed more, more like Abraham Lincoln.


  • Davis reminds me of George Washington, trying out for a new country.
  • Davis also makes me think of him kind of like a president, because he had so much interests in politics and because he almost became a president himself.


*Treason: a punishment for trying to break apart from you leader/country.