The outbreak of the American Civil War caused The United State to form two separate nations that would battle for their right to govern. In the South the Confederate States of America form under the leadership of Mississippi senator Jefferson Davis. In the North, what states remained from the United States became the Union, under President Abraham Lincoln. These two leaders came from two completely different backgrounds, yet history set them to compete head to head over the future of the United States. These men both had different forms of political experience and had different military strategy. In the end one would show superior leadership and tactics that help secure their victory.
Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis lead completely different political lives before the Civil War brought them to the forefront of politics. Jefferson Davis had much more experience than Lincoln in American politics, filling many different positions in the American Government. Davis began his career in politics after his successful career in the Army by becoming a member of the United States House of Representatives for Mississippi’s At-large district. Seven years after his appointment to the House, Davis was selected to be Secretary of War by President Franklin Pierce. After his successful term as Sec. War he entered his last position he would hold for the United States as a Senator for Mississippi. In the fourth year of his Senate term Mississippi join the lower South in succeeding from the United States. After a prestigious career in politics Davis was selected to become the President of the newly form Confederacy. While Davis had a prestigious career in politics, Abraham Lincoln had a relatively small career in the political sect...
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...n who has next to no military experience shows that he has a profound understanding of military tactics. Abraham Lincolns surprising political and military prowess helped the union overcome the Confederacy during the Civil War.
The formation of the Confederate States of America at the beginning of the Civil War split the nation in two. Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis would lead these two nations to war to preserve their citizens’ rights to self-govern. In the beginning of the conflict it looked as though Jefferson Davis would be a strong asset and advantage to the Confederacy. However, as the war continued Abraham Lincoln discovered his superior skills in politics and military strategy. In the end to Lincoln was able to lead the Union to victory, but before he could begin to put the pieces back together he was killed by John Wilkes Booth a southern loyalist.
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