People of the Civil War
By: Victoria Broadbent
Davis fought in the Mexican-American war and was the Secretary of War under President Franklin Pierce. He was expecting a military command when the Confederacy was formed , but he was chosen President of the Confederacy instead. This shocked Davis. In his inaugural address, he argued that it was a "neccessity" that the Union and the Confederacy separated. Davis was for slavery and he owned several. After the Civil War, Davis was imprisoned for two years wating for trial for treason, but it never happened. He was also very impatient.He could have explained more instead of being impatient and hard to deal with.