Definition of Jefferson davis
1. Noun. American statesman; president of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1808-1889).
Lexicographical Neighbors of Jefferson Davis
Literary usage of Jefferson davis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1862)
"PRESIDENT jefferson davis. THE father of Jefferson Pavis, first President of the Confederate States, served in the ranks of the Revolutionary army of the ..."
2. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1906)
"... radical leaders it must be said that neither desired any further bloodshed ; neither wished to hang any so- called " rebel," not even jefferson davis. ..."
3. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1910)
"jefferson davis moved to amend the section by adding the proviso, ... jefferson davis was of Welsh descent. Early in the eighteenth century his grandfather, ..."
4. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1910)
"Deo Vindice Pro Jure Civitatum Pro Aris et Focis jefferson davis President of ... With constancy and courage un- jefferson davis surpassed, he sustained the ..."
5. Great Debates in American History: From the Debates in the British by Marion Mills Miller, United States Congress, Great Britain Parliament (1913)
"Out of the Democratic Party—jefferson davis [Miss.] Introduces Resolutions in the Senate Repudiating Douglas's Doctrine of Popular Sovereignty— Debate on ..."
6. The Constitutional History of the United States, 1765/1895 by Francis Newton Thorpe (1901)
"jefferson davis promptly requested to be excused from service, on account of the ... By remaining on the committee, jefferson davis would know every step of ..."
7. Technology Review by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Association of Class Secretaries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Association (1900)
"You hear many interesting anecdotes of these Where jefferson davis held his Last Cabinet Meeting. ... Here jefferson davis held his last cabinet meeting. ..."
8. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"jefferson davis For thy free spirit walks abroad, And every pulse is stirred With the old deathless glory thrill, Whene'er thy name is heard. ..."