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Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens delivered his famous extemporaneous Cornerstone Speech today in 1861 at Savannah, Georgia in which he defended slavery as the natural condition of blacks and the foundation of the Confederacy. Now WE know em

The Confederate States of America was established February 4, 1861. On February 18, 1861, the Confederate Congress elected Jefferson Davis as President of the Confederate States of America and Alexander Stephens as Vice President. President Abraham Lincoln took his oath of office on March 4, 1861. The Constitution of the Confederate States of America was adopted on…