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George Washington as Seal of Confederacy

Washington was portrayed in the center of the seal due to many reasons. The confederates considered themselves as legitimate heirs of American nationalism. The forefathers who led the Revolutionary war were their heroes. Washington also belonged to the state of Virginia and owned slaves. The confederates believed that just like George Washington fought against the British tyranny, they were also fighting against Unionists who supported the black cause. Some southerners even believed that the Civil War was none other than the Second American Revolution.
The six crops inside the seal were corn, wheat, tobacco, sugar cane, rice, and cotton. The six crops were places there to show the agrarian lifestyle of the southerners. It also points to agrarian background of the region in contrast to North.
The date on the seal is to commemorate the inauguration of Jefferson Davis as the permanent president of the Confederates. It is also the birthday of George Washington who was their hero.
The confederates States were so called because eventhough, its constitution resembled that of United States, it gave more power to states rather than center. The Latin phrase Deo Vindice means, Under God, our vindicator. The confederate's intention was to secure the blessings of Almighty God while going out of the political bondage. They wanted liberty for themselves as well as their posterity.

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Washington was portrayed in the center of the seal due to many reasons. The confederates considered themselves as legitimate heirs of American nationalism. The forefathers who led the Revolutionary war were their heroes. Washington also belonged to the state of Virginia and owned slaves. The confederates believed that just like George Washington fought ...

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This solution explains about the different aspects of the seal of confederacy.

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