Much of Jefferson Davis’s influence on the outcome of the Civil War comes from his confidence. Historian William C. Davis writes, “Never by specific act or design did [Jefferson Davis] seem to confer his mantle of leadership on another. Rather, Davis seems to have assumed it, probably unconsciously” (193). Davis believed himself to be right regardless of evidence and facts, causing him to seem like he knew what he was talking about (“Jefferson Davis Biography”). It was this trait of his that made him appealing to the people who elected him, as he seemed like an embodiment of the superego; he was known as cold, but most people assumed it was because his mind was made of pure intellect. Though this trait was also his undoing when he entered of...
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