Confederate States of America


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Confederate States of America

Abbr. CSA
A republic formed in February, 1861, and composed of the 11 Southern states that seceded from the United States in order to preserve slavery and states' rights. It was dissolved in 1865 after being defeated in the American Civil War.

Confederate States of America

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(Placename) history US the 11 Southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Mississippi) that seceded from the Union in 1861, precipitating a civil war with the North. The Confederacy was defeated in 1865 and the South reincorporated into the US

Confed′erate States′ of Amer′ica


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the group of 11 Southern states that seceded from the U.S. in 1860–61.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Confederate States of America - the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861Confederate States of America - the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
slave state - any of the southern states in which slavery was legal prior to the American Civil War
Alabama, Camellia State, Heart of Dixie, AL - a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Arkansas, Land of Opportunity, AR - a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Everglade State, FL, Florida, Sunshine State - a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Empire State of the South, Georgia, Peach State, GA - a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Louisiana, Pelican State, LA - a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Magnolia State, Mississippi, MS - a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War
Missouri, Show Me State, MO - a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union
NC, North Carolina, Old North State, Tar Heel State - a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies
Palmetto State, SC, South Carolina - a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies
Tennessee, TN, Volunteer State - a state in east central United States
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
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1861The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted.
On March 21, 1861, Stephens, the Vice President of the Confederate States of America, gave a speech in Savannah, Georgia, in which he laid out the purpose of the Confederacy: "Our new government is founded upon.
But Cleburne did not realize that the assault would target the common foundations of America, North and South, using the greatest heroes of the late Confederate States of America as a starting point to attack the Founding Fathers--such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
The flags of these states - Spain, France, Mexico the Confederate States of America and the United States of America were flown at Six Flags over Texas, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Six Flags Over Georgia.
The Confederacy seceded from the United States of America and became the Confederate States of America.
Between that army and the capital of the Confederate States of America, an outnumbered Confederate force did all in its feeble power to resist—but all it could do was slow, not stop, the juggernaut.
Scott Bell is descended from a member of the 43rd Mississippi Volunteer Infantry of the Confederate States of America.
The story focuses on Newton Knight, who rose up in armed rebellion against the Confederate States of America.
With the withdrawal of federal troops, a reign of terror began for black Americans who lived in the former Confederate States of America.
Following the election of Abraham Lincoln in November 1860, the seven states that would constitute the future Confederate States of America before Fort Sumter was bombarded began the process of seceding from the Union.
The North wanted to restore Sumter to its rightful place in the Union and close the vital Confederate supply port of Charleston while the South needed to defend its birthplace and keep the supplies flowing--thus making Fort Sumter one of the most fervently attacked and most tenaciously defended pieces of real estate in the United or Confederate States of America throughout four years of war.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans applied in 2009 for a specialty license plate bearing the group's logo, which features the flag of the Confederate States of America.

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