Confederate States of America Edit
The Confederate States of America (CSA or C.S.), commonly referred to as the Confederacy, is a nation
made out of former US states that was established in February 1861. On March 11, 1861, the Confederate Constitution of seven state signatories – South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas – replaced the February 7 Provisional Confederate States Constitution with one stating in its preamble a desire for a "permanent federal government". Four additional slave-holding states – Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina – declared their secession and joined the Confederacy following a call by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln for troops from each state to recapture Sumter and other seized federal properties in the South. Missouri and Kentucky were represented by partisan factions from those states, while the legitimate governments of those two states retained formal adherence to the Union. Also fighting for the Confederacy were two of the Five Civilized Tribes—the Chocktaw and the Chickasaw—located in Indian Territory and a new, but uncontrolled, Confederate Territory of Arizona. After the CS won the Civil War, The C.S. government began a decade-long process known as Reconstruction which attempted to resolve the political and constitutional issues of the Civil War. The priorities were to prepare United States citizens for annexation by making sure Union nationalism was brought to an end. In the years following the civil war, the institution of slavery began to phase out due to increased industrialization and was officially banned everywhere in 1902.