Definition of confederacy
Examples of confederacy in a Sentence
a confederacy of native tribes
the last state to join the Confederacy
Recent Examples of confederacy from the Web
In many cities of the former Confederacy, the relocation of Confederate monuments has been energized by the June 2015 massacre of nine African-Americans at prayer in their church in Charleston, S.C.
The number of slave owners fighting for the Confederacy was kept artificially low by a law that exempted those who owned lots of human beings.
In the United States, though, the endurance of Confederate monuments is a visceral reminder of a project that lasted long after the Confederacy was defeated.
Some of those monuments were erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, which has programs to educate children on its version of Southern history.
The Confederacy will and should remain an enduring subject of study and teaching.
This week, Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation that will preempt cities and counties from removing Confederacy monuments from public property, according to the Hill.
The commission noted that about 65,000 Marylanders fought for the Union while 22,000 fought for the Confederacy, yet Baltimore has just one public monument to the Union.
The angry, divisive fight over public symbols of the Confederacy has swept through Columbia, S.C., Birmingham, Ala., and New Orleans.
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First Known Use of confederacy
CONFEDERACY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of confederacy for English Language Learners
: a group of people, countries, organizations, etc., that are joined together in some activity or effort
the Confederacy : the group of 11 southern states that separated themselves from the U.S. during the American Civil War
CONFEDERACY Defined for Kids
Definition of confederacy for Students
1 : a league of persons, parties, or states
2 cap : the eleven southern states that seceded from the United States in 1860 and 1861 to form their own government
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