He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and fought in the Mexican–American War as the colonel of a volunteer regiment.
He served as the United States Secretary of War under Democratic President Franklin Pierce, and as a Democratic U.S. senator from Mississippi.
Historians tend to attribute many of the Confederacy's weaknesses to President Davis.
Over time, admiration for his pride and ideals made him a Civil War hero to many Southerners, and his legacy became part of the foundation of the postwar New South.
As a politician, he served as a United States senator and a Mississippi congressman and was active and accomplished, although he never completed a full term in any elected position.
Numerous memorials were created to Davis. The largest is the 351-foot (107 m) concrete obelisk located at the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site in Fairview, Kentucky, marking his birthplace.
In 1913, the United Daughters of the Confederacy conceived the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway, a transcontinental highway to be built through the South.
Davis wrote a memoir entitled The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, which he completed in 1881 and which also helped to restore his reputation.
By the late 1880s, he began to encourage reconciliation, telling Southerners to be loyal to the Union.
As a soldier, he was brave and resourceful.
Is best known for his role in writing the Declaration of Independence, his foreign services, his two terms as president and his omnipresent face on the modern nickel
Was the 38th President of the United States serving from 1974 to 1977.
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Is the 32nd largest state in the United States and is located in the south
Is a state located in the south eastern part of the United States.
Is a state located on the eastern coast of the United States.
Was the 15th president of the United States (1857–1861).
Was the 12th President of the United States and an American military leader who enjoyed the status of a national hero.
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was a United States soldier and statesman, and was the President of the Confederate States of America during the entire Civil War which was fought from 1861 to 1865