Jefferson Davis was a politician and fought in the Mexican war in the years leading to the Civil War. He would eventually become President of the Confederacy.
He became known in the Mexican war when he was offered to be promoted to brigadier general. He turned down the offer so he could go into the U.S. Senate.
Davis was asked to be president of the confederacy. He didn't want the job he had hoped for a military position. However he was dedicated to the southern cause and took the job, but he did not do it to his best ability.
Davis became very well known in the 1840's
Jefferson Davis was a big reason for why the U.S. was torn apart and then reunited without as many issues that would separate the country.
He was able to do that because he was a leader of the opposing side and sought out war which resolved the conflict.
Southerners were getting frustrated with Davis because he was raising prices to pay for the war. When they started to protest in the capitol he threw his pocket change at them and said that was all the money the would get back.
This is all you're gonna get!
You would think that a president would want his country to be happy with him during war time.
Jefferson Davis spent so much time focusing on the war and not on his country. He didn't help the confederacy. Because he spent so much time on the war effort he made decisions that negatively effected the confederacy.
Abraham Lincoln had been born only 100 miles from where Jefferson Davis had been born. They were also only eight months apart in birth.