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CSA Presidents and Vice Presidents

(listed with position at election/ascension)

1st President. Senator Jefferson Davis (1862-1868) - 1st Vice President. Representative Alexander Stephens (1862-1868)

2nd President. General Robert E. Lee (Democrat) (1868-1870)a - 1st Vice President. Vice President Alexander Stephens (Democrat) (1868-1870)

3rd President. Vice President Alexander Stephens (Democrat) (1870-1874)b - Vice Presidency vacant from 1870-1874

4th President. Secretary of State John C. Breckinridge (Democrat) (1874-1875)c - 2nd Vice President. Secretary of War Richard Taylor (Democrat) (1874-1875)

5th President. Vice President Richard Taylor (Democrat) (1875-1879)d - Vice Presidency vacant from 1875-1879

6th President. Senator John B. Gordon (Democrat) (1879-1880)e - Vice Presidency vacant from 1879-1880

7th President. General P.G.T. Beauregard (Democrat) (1880-1886) - 3rd Vice President. Secretary of State J.L.M. Curry (Democrat) (1880-1886)

8th President. Minister to the United Kingdom and General James Longstreet (Whig) (1886-1892)f - 4th Vice President. Former Representative and Mayor of Kansas City Robert Van Horn (Whig) (1886-1892)

9th President. Attorney General Augustus Garland (Democrat) (1892-1898) - 5th Vice President. Former Governor Simon Bolivar Buckner (Democrat) (1892-1898)

a. died in 1870

b. ascended to the Presidency in 1870, declined to run for election in his own right

c. died in 1875

d. ascended to the Presidency in 1875, died in 1879

e. previously President pro tempore of the Senate, ascended to the Presidency in 1879, lost nomination for President in 1879

f. first non-Democrat elected to the Presidency

Losing Tickets

(listed as President - Vice President)

1861

Senator Robert Toombs - Governor William Henry Gist

Former President John Tyler - Representative Alexander Stephens

1867

Whig Ticket - Governor Joe Brown - Senator William Graham 

1873

Whig Ticket - Senator James W. Flanagan - Senator John F. Lewis

1879

New Republican Ticket - Former Senator James Alcorn - General James Longstreet

Confederate American Ticket - Former Governor Joe Brown - Senator Zebulon Baird Vance

Liberty Ticket - Representative Joseph Rainey - Mr. Blanche Bruce

1885

Democrat Ticket - Vice President J.L.M. Curry - Senator Wade Hampton III

Confederate American Ticket - Senator Zebulon Baird Vance - Former Governor Preston Leslie

1891

Whig Ticket - Secretary of State John Mosby - Judge Aleck Boarman

People's Party Ticket - Commissioner of Agriculture Leonidas L. Polk - Former Attorney General of Virginia James G. Field

Amendments

13th Amendment - ratified in 1881 - Section 1. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon a confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress, as well as a majority vote of state Governors. Section 2. Whenever the vacancy of the office of the Vice President has exceeded 180 days, the President pro tempore shall assume the office.

14th Amendment - ratified in 1887 - If any citizen of the Confederate States shall accept, claim, receive or retain, any title of nobility or honor, or shall, without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the Confederate States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them.

15th Amendment - ratified in 1887 - Section 1. This nation devoutly recognizes the authority and law of Jesus Christ, Savior and Ruler of nations, through whom are bestowed the blessings of Almighty God. Section 2. This amendment shall not be interpreted so as to result in the establishment of any particular ecclesiastical organization, or in the abridgment of the rights of religious freedom, or freedom of speech and press, or of peaceful assemblage. Section 3. Congress shall have power, in such cases as it may deem proper, to provide a suitable oath or affirmation for citizens whose religious scruples prevent them from giving unqualified allegiance to the Constitution as herein amended.

16th Amendment - ratified in 1893 - Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the Confederate States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

17th Amendment - ratified in 1895 - All persons born or naturalized in the Confederate States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the Confederate States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the Confederate States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Executive Orders

On October 8th, 1886, President Longstreet issued an executive order abolishing slavery on January 1, 1895. The terms of the order are as follows: 1. On the first day of the first month of the year 1895, all slaves shall be granted freedom, as well as immediate citizenship in the Confederate States of America. The government will offer to buy the freedom of each slave at a starting value of $200 on January 1st, 1887, and decreasing at a rate of $28.57 per year. Any slave owners who have not granted freedom to their slaves before January 1, 1895 will not receive any compensation. The sale of persons into slavery shall also be prohibited, effective immediately.

 

 

*This history will be updated as I continue my series

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8 minutes ago, jnewt said:

CSA Presidents and Vice Presidents

(listed with position at election/ascension)

1st President. Senator Jefferson Davis (1862-1868) - 1st Vice President. Representative Alexander Stephens (1862-1868)

2nd President. General Robert E. Lee (Democrat) (1868-1870)a - 1st Vice President. Vice President Alexander Stephens (Democrat) (1868-1870)

3rd President. Vice President Alexander Stephens (Democrat) (1870-1874)b - Vice Presidency vacant from 1870-1874

4th President. Secretary of State John C. Breckinridge (Democrat) (1874-1875)c - 2nd Vice President. Secretary of War Richard Taylor (Democrat) (1874-1875)

5th President. Vice President Richard Taylor (Democrat) (1875-1879)d - Vice Presidency vacant from 1875-1879

6th President. Senator John B. Gordon (Democrat) (1879-1880)e - Vice Presidency vacant from 1879-1880

7th President. General P.G.T. Beauregard (Democrat) (1880-1886) - 3rd Vice President. Secretary of State J.L.M. Curry (Democrat) (1880-1886)

8th President. Minister to the United Kingdom and General James Longstreet (Whig) (1886-1892)f - 4th Vice President. Former Representative and Mayor of Kansas City Robert Van Horn (Whig) (1886-1892)

a. died in 1870

b. ascended to the Presidency in 1870, declined to run for election in his own right

c. died in 1875

d. ascended to the Presidency in 1875, died in 1879

e. previously President pro tempore of the Senate, ascended to the Presidency in 1879, lost nomination for President in 1879

f. first non-Democrat elected to the Presidency

Losing Tickets

(listed as President - Vice President)

1861

Senator Robert Toombs - Governor William Henry Gist

Former President John Tyler - Representative Alexander Stephens

1867

Whig Ticket - Governor Joe Brown - Senator William Graham 

1873

Whig Ticket - Senator James W. Flanagan - Senator John F. Lewis

1879

New Republican Ticket - Former Senator James Alcorn - General James Longstreet

Confederate American Ticket - Former Governor Joe Brown - Senator Zebulon Baird Vance

Liberty Ticket - Representative Joseph Rainey - Mr. Blanche Bruce

1885

Democrat Ticket - Vice President J.L.M. Curry - Senator Wade Hampton III

Confederate American Ticket - Senator Zebulon Baird Vance - Former Governor Preston Leslie

Amendments

13th Amendment - ratified in 1881 - Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon a confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress, as well as a majority vote of state Governors. Whenever the vacancy of the office of the Vice President has exceeded 180 days, the President pro tempore shall assume the office.

 

 

*This history will be updated as I continue my series

How will affairs like securing the recognition of European nations (notably Britain and France, whose governments had a significant distaste for slave economies by that point), the historical economic move of the Khedive of Egypt, who did begin selling cotton at competitive prices to the CSA on the global market without the "stain" of slave labour, an action that could have easily destroyed the Confederate economy utterly had they maintained sovereignty, Spanish fears of Confederate desires to forcibly annex Cuba (Spain would have been much more militarily capable to fight the Confederacy in the 1860's-1880's than they were to fight the whole U.S. in the late 1890's), will the three Native American nations who willingly sided with the Confederacy get statehood rights in the new system, or they will be cheated and betrayed (as seems to be a long-standing of American governments toward Native Americans), how will Confederate-Mexican relations unfold, and how will the Confederate government, after securing the hypothetical peace with the Union, deal with the wartime "general strike" of 4 million slaves to refused to keep working that had happened during the war, and a number of member state government's (notably Texas and South Carolina, but a few others, too) dissatisfaction during the war of the Davis Administration's heavy-handed, authoritarian, and overreaching policies, notably toward the state governments, and, even later, the Confederate Congress? There are other questions, but that's a good start.

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The "stain" of slave labor causes the country's economy to tank in the late 70s and early 80s, leading to many states abolishing slavery and the change in government from a Democrat President to a Whig... The Native Americans who sided with the Confederacy will be "cheated and betrayed". They were promised what became Oklahoma to be their own state, however, the Indian Territory will be opened up to white settlement and will become a state, much like what happened in the U.S. Most of your other questions I either don't have an answer for, or would rather wait until getting to that point in history to address, such as the Cuba/Spanish issue and Confederate-Mexican relations.

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