Tag Archives: Thaddeus Stevens

still in veto mode

In late November 1867 the 40th United States Congress reconvened after about a four months’ absence. In his Third Annual Message, which he sent over to the Capitol on December 3rd, the president didn’t exactly welcome Congress back to town. … Continue reading

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big milk parlor shut down

But what should take its place? Riots broke out in Richmond, Virginia on May 11, 1867. Two days later ex-Confederate President Jefferson was released on bail in the same city. According to the following report, two of the men who … Continue reading

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Judas and Saint Louis

150 years ago today Andrew Johnson’s Swing Around the Circle proceeded from Springfield, Illinois to St. Louis. According to the September 10, 1866 issue of The New-York Times everything went well as the people of Alton, Illinois gave the president … Continue reading

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birthday bashing

Back in 1861 even small towns celebrated Washington’s Birthday with cannon fire and bells. Five years later there were definitely some fireworks in Washington, D.C. as a crowd looked for a speech from President Andrew Johnson. It was a couple … Continue reading

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delegation from the unknown

From the Richmond Daily Dispatch December 13, 1865: Associated Press dispatches. Congressional proceedings. Washington, December12. –Senate.–Mr. Davis, of Kentucky, offered a resolution, which was referred to the Judiciary Committee, declaring that whereas there is no longer rebellion in the limits … Continue reading

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constitutional amendment

150 years ago today the United States House of Representatives approved an amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery throughout the United States; the Senate had earlier voted in favor of the proposal. Although three-fourths of the states would have … Continue reading

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Uncompromising

From The New-York Times December 8, 1862: TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. … MR. STEVENS’ RESOLUTION. NAVAL ORDERS. WASHINGTON, Sunday, Dec. 7 … The resolution of Representative STEVENS, denouncing as guilty of a high crime any person in the Executive or … Continue reading

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