This speech was delivered in Savannah after Georgia and six other states had seceded from the Union but before hostilities had begun with the Confederate assault on Fort Sumter. Stephens lauded the Confederate states for rejecting the radical theories of Thomas Jefferson and the American founders and establishing instead, for the first time in history, a government resting upon the self-evident truth of racial inequality.
- Essays, Primary Sources
- Subject: Legislative Branch/Congress
- Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12