Jefferson Davis, known as Jeff Davis

Jefferson
Davis, known as Jeff Davis
1808
1889

American Statesman and President of the Confederate States during the American Civil War

Author Quotes

Our government is an agency of delegated and strictly limited powers. Its founders did not look to its preservation by force; but the chain they wove to bind these States together was one of love and mutual good offices.

[Our situation] illustrates the American idea that governments rest on the consent of the governed, and that it is the right of the people to alter or abolish them whenever they become destructive of the ends for which they were established.

Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule.

Truthfulness is a corner-stone of character, and if it be not firmly laid in youth, there will ever after be a weak spot in the foundation.

Author Picture
First Name
Jefferson
Last Name
Davis, known as Jeff Davis
Birth Date
1808
Death Date
1889
Bio

American Statesman and President of the Confederate States during the American Civil War