Jefferson Davis was the first and only president of the Confederate State, a Mexican War hero, US senator from Mississippi, and U.S secretary of war.
What we need to know about Jefferson Davis was that we had an impressive political career before he became president to Confederacy, but he was appointed, not elected to many of the officers he held in his antebellum career in 1808 - 1865
We need to know Jefferson Davis because he was the Confederate president. After graduating Jefferson Davis served 6 years as a lieutenant in the United States Army.
What surprised me was that he owned 74 slaves in Mississippi and married the 12th president Zachary Taylor daughter Sarah Knox Taylor.
Some may say that Jefferson Davis helped our nation, but lots of people say that he hurt our nation because he took so many lives during the Civil War and was wanted to keep slavery.
He was named after the 3rd persident Thomas Jefferseon after his wife dies 9he met Varina who was 17 years old to marry him at the age of 35 and had 6 children