Tag Archives: Radical Republicans

tethered in office?

Back in March 1867 the United States Congress passed the Tenure of Office Act over President Andrew Johnson’s veto. The act required that any federal officeholder whose appointment required the advice and consent of the Senate could only be removed … Continue reading

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one nationality

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in September 1866: The Second Campaign for the Union. The noblest soldiers in the army of the Union, assembled in convention at Cleveland on Monday, the 17th, inst., for the purpose of giving … Continue reading

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resignation accepted

There is evidence that 150 years ago this week President Lincoln accepted the resignation of Postmaster General Montgomery Blair to placate the radical wing of his party. From The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Seven: TO POSTMASTER-GENERAL BLAIR. … Continue reading

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border fanatic

Maryland might have been a border state, bordering on Virginia, as a matter of fact, but that didn’t mean one of its representatives in the Yankee Congress couldn’t be a Blacker Republican that President Lincoln. From the Richmond Daily Dispatch … Continue reading

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