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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 02:29 PM
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228. "The Cornerstone Speech" by Alexander H. Stephens, Vice-President of the Confederacy
The text of the speech is here at http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?do...

The speech is called the "Cornerstone Speech" from the following passage: Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone 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.

In addition to the defense of slavery, the speech also outlines the functional differences between the Union and Confederate constitutions, the reasons for secession, and the possibility of armed conflict with the Union.
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