Mississippi

United States of America

Mississippi is a state located in the Southern United States. Jackson is the state capital and largest city. The state's name comes from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western boundary, and takes its name from the Ojibwe word misi-ziibi ("Great River"). The state is heavily forested outside of the Mississippi Delta area. Its catfish aquaculture farms produce the majority of farm-raised catfish consumed in the United States. The state symbol is the magnolia tree.

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  • After his initial appearances in Vicksburg and Jackson, Davis made some campaign speeches, chiefly in northern Mississippi, with one stop in Memphis. The recurrence of eye problems in September severely curtailed his autumn political activities, though he did write a letter for publication in a New Orleans newspaper. When he spoke, he sounded the same themes: states’ rights and strict construction would remain secure with Pierce and the Democratic party. About the Whig nominee, Major General Winfield Scott, Davis had little good to say. The animus he had felt since 1847 was still quite alive. He did admit that Scott had been a good soldier, but he emphasized that the general had no experience in civil affairs, a lack that had never bothered him in Zachary Taylor’s case. Moreover, he found Scott’s personal characteristics especially unsuited to the presidency. He described Scott as a quarrelsome man, “petulant, vain and presumptuous.”11

    William J. CooperJefferson Davis, American

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