TIL A statue to the Vice President to the Confederacy, Alexander Stephens, sits inside the US Capitol building. It was selected in 1927 by Georgia as one of two statues to represent the state.

Read more: https://www.aoc.gov/explore-capitol-campus/art/alexander-hamilton-stephens-statue

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  1. I think it’s funny how many people think they are on the right side of history. Give it a hundred years and what’s happening now will seem barbaric. People like to stand on their soapbox and preach about what is right and wrong, but times change and so does public opinion.

  2. I know this is not going to be popular, but it seems most have forgotten what the Civil War was really fought over. The opposing points were the Union believed in Federalism, or the sovereignty of nation over state and the Confederacy believed in, well, confederacy – or the right of the state over the nation. The fight was to establish the US as either a Union of States or a Confederacy of States. Slavery was a major issue, but only in as far as which level of government could decide the issue. There were many other laws also in the balance, though slavery was definitely the most significant.

    I don’t know anything about Alexander Stephens, so don’t know if he supported slavery or opposed it. I do know, however, that not all Confederates supported slavery just as not all Union members opposed it. It was how it and other laws were to be decided.

    I guess my point is, do some research on individuals before just deciding all confederate members were bad.

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