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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

who wrote the constitution of the confederate states?

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  • jd
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    1 decade ago
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    The signatories of the constitution were:

    * Howell Cobb, President of the Congress.

    * South Carolina: Robert Barnwell Rhett, C. G. Memminger, William Porcher Miles, James Chesnut, Jr., R. W. Barnwell, William W. Boyce, Lawrence M. Keitt, T. J. Withers.

    * Georgia: Francis S. Bartow, Martin J. Crawford, Benjamin H. Hill, Thomas R. R. Cobb.

    * Florida: Jackson Morton, J. Patton Anderson, Jas. B. Owens.

    * Alabama: Richard W. Walker, Robert H. Smith, Colin J. McRae, William P. Chilton, Stephen F. Hale, David P. Lewis, Thomas Fearn, John Gill Shorter, J. L. M. Curry.

    * Mississippi: Alex. M. Clayton, James T. Harrison, William S. Barry, W. S. Wilson, Walker Brooke, W. P. Harris, J. A. P. Campbell.

    * Louisiana: Alex. de Clouet, C. M. Conrad, Duncan F. Kenner, Henry Marshall.

    * Texas: John Hemphill, Thomas N. Waul, John H. Reagan, Williamson S. Oldham, Louis T. Wigfall, John Gregg, William Beck Ochiltree.

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  • DJ
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    1 decade ago

    The delegates who gathered in Montgomery mirrored, in their occupations, their interest in politics, and in their stake in slavery, the elite of the society they represented. In early March when the Texas delegation arrived, their numbers rose to fifty. Of these, forty-two were lawyers and thirty-three described themselves as planters (including twenty-seven of the lawyers). Forty-eight were native Southerners, forty-nine were slave owners. Twenty-one owned at least 20 slaves and one owned 473. Thirty-eight were college graduates. Almost all had extensive political experience: twenty-three had served in the U.S. Congress; sixteen were former or sitting judges, including two state chief justices; two had been in national cabinets, and a third had been in the cabinet of the Republic of Texas. Oddly, one of the most influential members of the convention had no political experience per se. Thomas R. R. Cobb, the "James Madison" of the Confederate Constitution, had never held an elective office, although he had been the first reporter of the Georgia Supreme Court. He was also one of the South's foremost legal scholars and the author of the influential An Inquiry into the Law of ***** Slavery (1858).

    On February 9, the day after the signing of the Provisional Constitution, members of the Provisional Confederate Congress appointed a twelve-man committee, chaired by South Carolinas secessionist leader Robert Barowell Rhett, Sr., to draft a permanent constitution. Other important members of the committee included Thomas R. R. Cobb and Robert Toombs of Georgia; James Chesnut, Jr., of South Carolina; and Wiley Harris, a skilled Mississippi lawyer. On February 28 Rhett presented the Congress with a draft of a permanent Constitution. For the next ten days the Montgomery delegates functioned as a Congress during the morning and as a constitutional convention during the afternoon and evening. On March 11, 1861, the Montgomery convention adopted this document and sent it on to the seceded states for ratification.

    Structurally the U.S. and Confederate Constitutions were nearly identical. Both had a preamble and seven articles, and both created a national president, a bicameral legislature, and a court system. The only major structural difference was that the first twelve amendments to the U.S. Constitution were incorporated, almost word for word, into the main body of the Confederate Constitution.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You could mean one of two documents. A Provisional Constitution was written in the first week of February 1861 by delegates from 6 deep South states. It was in operation only for about a month and was replaced by the document you probably mean, the Constitution under which the Confederate States of America operated. The latter document was authored by a twelve-man committee, chaired by South Carolina's secessionist leader Robert Barowell Rhett, Sr. Other important members of the committee included Robert Toombs, James Chesnut, Jr., and Wiley Harris but most notably Thomas R.R. Cobb of George, whose efforts have won him the title "The James Madison of the Confederacy".

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  • 1 decade ago

    Robert Barnwell Rhett of South Carolina, called the "Father of Secession" for initiating his state's breakoff from the union, thought that the U.S. model was the best. The other 50 delegates agreed. He nominated Howell Cobb, a Georgia attorney and former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, to preside over the meeting, which was completed by March I 1, 1861. By the end of that year, 13 states had ratified the new Constitution.

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  • 3 years ago

    first, checklist what all of the sections (shape of accomplice states and the US shape) say on your guy or woman words. it particularly is termed a unfastened define in the essay : creation (one paragraph, start up with a hook, checklist significant strategies), physique (as many paragraphs as significant strategies) , end( one paragraph) on your essay, additionally evaluate the numerous powers and circumstances the two countries have been in

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