Saturday, February 4, 2012
Beginnings: U.S.A. and C.S.A.
Map of Southern United States courtesy Gutenburg.org
On this day in 1789, George Washington and John Adams were elected first president and vice-president of the United States of America.
Sixty-two years later, on this day in 1861 delegates from six Southern states met in Montgomery, Alabama to form the Confederate States of America. Two weeks later, on February 18 the provisional Congress of the C.S.A. made Jefferson Davis provisional president.
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