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Source #1: 1861, Cornerstone Speech upon Georgia's announcement of secession, Alexander Stephens, [Congressman from
Georgia before Civil War AND during Reconstruction, Governor of Georgia after Reconstruction, Vice President of the
Confederate States of America during the Civil War.]
The general opinion of the men of that day (Revolutionary Period] was, that, somehow or other, in the order of Providence, the institution [slavery] would be
evanescent and pass away [..] Our new Government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its comerstone rests, upon the
great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition."
H: Historical Context of sources
I: Intended Audience
P: Purpose
P: Point of View
Source #2: 1868, Alexander Stephens
"The conflict, on this question of slavery... from the beginning, was not a contest between the advocates or opponents of that peculiar institution, but a contest... between the supporters of a strictly
confederated government on one side, and a thoroughly national one, on the other... It was a strife between the principles of states rights and centralism."
H: Historical Context
I: Intended Audience
P: Purpose
P: Point of View

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