Infographic Template Galleries

Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Jefferson Davis Stephen Douglas - He was also a U.S politician - Democrat- Born April 23, 1813, died June 3, 1861- Nicknamed the "Little Giant" because he was short in physical stature, but a forceful and dominant figure in politics.- In office from March 4 1843 - March 3 1847 Civil War - Major Characters - He was a U.S politician - He was in the army during his early life- First marriage: He left the army to marry his officers daughter- Second marriage: Married the granddaughter of the new Jersey governor - He became a Candidate for the house of representatives. - In his "Freeport Doctrine" of 1858, he repeatedly said that he did not care whether slavery was voted up or down - In 1846 he left politics to raise a regiment for the Mexican-American war- He became colonel of the 155th infantry regiment - Returned to politics as a senator - Became a leader of the dominant Illinois Democrats. - Became a leader of the dominant Illinois Democrats. - Supported the proposals of Henry Clay, despite their partisan differences. - 1852, he was considered one of the Democrats' national leaders. - Devised the land grant system to fund the Illinois Central railroad. - He intended it to link the nation north and south. "Let the people rule!" was his cry, and he insisted that the people locally could and should make the decisions about slavery, rather than the national government. - In February 1861 and was Elected President of the confederacy- In May 1865, several weeks after the Confederate surrender, Davis was captured, imprisoned and charged with treason, but never tried.- Davis personality led him to many conflicts with other politicians - President James Buchanan and southern allies tried passing Federal Slave Code to support slavery, against the wishes of the people. Douglas fought strongly against this and won. When the civil war began in 1861, he rallied the supporters of the Union.
Create Your Free Infographic!