Missouri is admitted by Confederate congress into Confederate States of America.

The Civil War was a dark time for the United States. During this time 11 states seceded from the Union and pact agreement of the constitution. No other country deemed the Confederate States of America a legitimate country.

On this day November 28th, in 1861, Missouri is admitted by Confederate congress into Confederate States of America.  What makes Missouri interesting is that it had two bodies of governments, with each one saying to do something different. While this exited to some extent in a few other states, part of Missouri very strongly wanted to stay part of the Union, while the other seceded.

Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson was all for seceding from the Union and siding with the South. He set up the Missouri Constitutional Convention with the hopes of the delegates siding with him. This didn’t turn out as planned, as the delegates wanted to stick with the union, though they did not think the union had the right to impose rules on the south, nor to wage war. There seems to have been some questionable actions that took place in a later voting which determined Missouri secession from the Union, with no roll call & no apparent vote. Someone pulled a corrupt move.

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