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Jefferson Davis

Geburtstag: 3. Juni 1808
Todesdatum: 6. Dezember 1889

Jefferson Finis Davis war ein US-amerikanischer Politiker, von 1861 bis 1865 der einzige Präsident der Konföderierten Staaten von Amerika und damit Führer der Südstaaten im Sezessionskrieg. Zuvor hatte er in den Vereinigten Staaten als Senator für Mississippi und von 1853 bis 1857 als Kriegsminister gewirkt. Davis gehörte der Demokratischen Partei an. Wikipedia

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„Bitte entschuldige, ich kann das nicht nehmen.“

—  Jefferson Davis

Letzte Worte, zu seiner Frau Varina Davis, die ihm Medizin angeboten hatte, 6. Dezember 1889
Original engl.: "Pray excuse me, I cannot take it."

„It looked queer to me to see boxes labeled 'His Excellency, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America'.“

—  Jefferson Davis

David D. Porter, Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War https://ia802604.us.archive.org/9/items/incidentsanecdot00port/incidentsanecdot00port.pdf (1885), p. 274.
Kontext: It looked queer to me to see boxes labeled 'His Excellency, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America'. The packages so labeled contained Bass ale or Cognac brandy, which cost 'His Excellency' less than we Yankees had to pay for it. Think of the President drinking imported liquors while his soldiers were living on pop-corn and water!

„The packages so labeled contained Bass ale or Cognac brandy, which cost 'His Excellency' less than we Yankees had to pay for it.“

—  Jefferson Davis

David D. Porter, Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War https://ia802604.us.archive.org/9/items/incidentsanecdot00port/incidentsanecdot00port.pdf (1885), p. 274.
Kontext: It looked queer to me to see boxes labeled 'His Excellency, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America'. The packages so labeled contained Bass ale or Cognac brandy, which cost 'His Excellency' less than we Yankees had to pay for it. Think of the President drinking imported liquors while his soldiers were living on pop-corn and water!

„Think of the President drinking imported liquors while his soldiers were living on pop-corn and water!“

—  Jefferson Davis

David D. Porter, Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War https://ia802604.us.archive.org/9/items/incidentsanecdot00port/incidentsanecdot00port.pdf (1885), p. 274.
Kontext: It looked queer to me to see boxes labeled 'His Excellency, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America'. The packages so labeled contained Bass ale or Cognac brandy, which cost 'His Excellency' less than we Yankees had to pay for it. Think of the President drinking imported liquors while his soldiers were living on pop-corn and water!

„Tradition usually rests upon something which men did know; history is often the manufacture of the mere liar.“

—  Jefferson Davis

Scotland & The Scottish People https://books.google.com/books?id=NINHAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=scotland+%26+the+scottish+people&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAGoVChMIuKPUmZGkyAIVQ5qACh0kewz7#v=onepage&q=scotland%20%26%20the%20scottish%20people&f=false

„We recognize the negro as God and God's Book and God's Laws, in nature, tell us to recognize him. Our inferior, fitted expressly for servitude.“

—  Jefferson Davis

Speech (March 1861), as quoted in Look Away!: A History of the Confederate States of America https://books.google.com/books?id=KSd0SkDXtJQC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false (2002), by William C. Davis, New York: The Free Press, p. 137
1860s

„It is no wonder that Democratic Senator Jefferson Davis became the first and only president of the Confederate States of America. Who but a Democrat could be so devoted to slavery?“

—  Jefferson Davis

Michael Todd Landis, "Dinesh D’Souza Claims in a New Film that the Democratic Party Was Pro-Slavery. Here's the Sad Truth" http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/162250#sthash.UBhwqonI.dpuf (13 March 2016), History News Network

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