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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 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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U.S. Government Provided Weapons to the South Anticipating Civil War!

From Ron Chernow’s epic biography of President Ulysses S. Grant: Grant grew irate when Buchanan, whom he denounced as the present granny of an executive, allowed Secretary of War John B. Floyd, a southerner, to redistribute arms from northern arsenals … Continue reading

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