Monthly Archives: August 2019

President Harry S Truman as Political Seer

Truman was quoted as saying, “To succeed financially, a man can’t have any heart. To succeed politically he must be an egotist or a fool or a ward boss tool.”

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Mark Twain’s Version of Andrew Johnson’s Last Speech as President

And when my term began to draw to a close, & I saw that but little time remained wherein to defeat justice, to further exasperate the people, & to complete my unique & unprecedented record, I fell to & gathered … Continue reading

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Andrew Johnson Argues Against Reconstruction Laws Passed by Congress in A December 3, 1867 Message (continued)

It is manifestly and avowedly the object of these laws to confer upon Negroes the privilege of voting and to disfranchise such a number of white citizens as will give the former a clear majority at all elections in the … Continue reading

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Racists In the White House: Andrew Johnson’s December 3, 1867 Message to Congress

The peculiar qualities which should characterize any people who are fit to decide upon the management of public affairs for a great state have seldom been combined. It is the glory of white men to know that they have had … Continue reading

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Racists in the White House: Andrew Johnson’s December 3, 1867 Message to Congress

The blacks in the South are entitled to be well and humanely governed, and to have the protection of just laws for all their rights of person and property. If it were practicable at this time to give them a … Continue reading

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