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Forming the Confederate Government

  • Introduction to the Civil War

Tags U.S. History

05/10/2018Chris Calton

Season 3, Episode 4. Once more Deep South states joined South Carolina in seceding from the Union, the South was faced with the need to quickly form their own national government. This meant the drafting of a constitution, the election of a president, the appointment of a legislature, and the establishment of an administrative framework. With war on the horizon, they had to act quickly, all while hostilities continued to heat up off the coast of Charleston.

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Chris Calton

Chris Calton is a 2018 Mises Institute Research Fellow and an economic historian. He is writer and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.

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