Jefferson Davis works to obtain foreign recognition for the new Confederacy as Federal military officers resign to go South.
The Confederacy adopts a permanent Constitution, similar to the U.S. but with key exceptions.
The Provisional Confederate Congress enacts new laws, including those to bolster national defense and issue national currency.
New Confederate President Jefferson Davis works to build the executive department from scratch, while the Provisional Congress addresses national defense.
Southerners celebrate the inauguration of Jefferson Davis as the first president of the Confederate States of America.
The new Confederate vice president takes office, and the Provisional Congress gets started on making laws for the new nation.