For most of Confederate political history the chief executive and the vice president were forbidden by the Confederate Constitution to run for second terms. Following the midterm elections of November 1937, at the Freedom Party's (and President Featherston's) request, the states of South Carolina and Mississippi called for a constitutional convention which would remove that language from the Constitution. The Freedom-dominated Confederate Congress and state legislatures easily ratified the Seven Words Amendment by the end of 1938. Featherston was now allowed to run for re-election for as many times as he wanted, a fact that annoyed some people, such as Vice President Willy Knight, who would later attempt to assassinate the president.
The Freedom Party nominated its leader, President Featherston, for president. Knight was no longer on the ticket; the ex-vice president was by that time held in secret detention at Camp Dependable in Louisiana after failing to murder Featherston in December 1939. Knight was replaced by Tennessee senator Don Partridge, who was selected not least for amiability and willingness to do whatever Featherston told him to do.
The campaign was dominated by Featherston speaking to the public on the radio, as well as slanted ads put out by the Department of Communications. The Whigs and Radical Liberals, with much of their members driven underground or under arrest in concentration camps, had almost zero visibility on the airwaves, in the press, or on the streets, all of which were dominated by the Freedom Party.
Featherston won every state in the Confederacy. Thanks to Freedom Party practices of dominating the voting booths with stalwarts and the vote count, the Whigs lost the remaining seats they had in the Confederate Congress. With a total victory coming out of the rigged election, Featherston could put more focus on his foreign policies; soon after taking the oath of office for the second time on March 4, 1940, he would reimpose conscription and work out the Richmond Agreement with US presidentAl Smith. Not long after that event, on June 22, 1941, the Second Great War broke out when Featherston ordered the invasion of the USA.