Definition of confederacy
Examples of confederacy in a Sentence
a confederacy of native tribes
the last state to join the Confederacy
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The force breached Union defenses at the famous stone wall but could not hold the position and suffered 50 percent casualties, marking the end of the battle and the beginning of the end for the Confederacy.
Some objections, for example, are borne out of a sense that removing monuments is a rebuke to the memory of ancestors who fought bravely for the Confederacy.
The museum had sued the city, insisting the United Daughters of the Confederacy recently had signed over ownership rights to the museum — a claim the city cast as a political stunt.
Putting Nicole Kidman's face on the Confederacy is like calling White Nationalism the Alt-Right.
Over the past few years, symbols of the Confederacy have been removed from public places.
The Emancipation Proclamation itself, ending slavery in the Confederacy (at least on paper), had taken effect two-and-a-half years before, and in the interim, close to 200,000 black men had enlisted in the fight.
Potomac Blockade bus tour Local historians discuss the Confederacy’s September 1861 to March 1862 blockade of the Potomac River.
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.
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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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