On Feb. 18, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected provisional President of the Confederate State of America, just months preceding the outbreak of Civil War. Davis had initially argued against seccession, though when opposed by a number of delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Montgomery, Alabama, he reluctantly gave in.
Today In History- February 18
Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
Jefferson Davis elected President of newly formed Confederate States of America.
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