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Twenty Years of Congress, Volume 2

From Lincoln to Garfield, with a Review of the Events Which Led to the Political Revolution of 1860

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Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 300,128 / 913 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.6
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 314
Added to site: 2006.12.09
mnybks.net#: 15501
Genres: History, Politics
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CH OF SENATOR HENDERSON.--HIS RADICAL PROPOSITION.--SENATE DEFEATS HOUSE AMENDMENT.--NEW PROPOSITION FROM THE RECONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE.-- FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION PROPOSED.--ITS ORIGINAL FORM. --DEBATE IN THE HOUSE.--PROCEEDINGS IN THE SENATE.--LONG DEBATE.-- SPEECHES BY MR. HOWARD, MR. HENDRICKS, MR. SHERMAN, MR. REVERDY JOHNSON, MR. DOOLITTLE.--FINAL ADOPTION OF THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT BY BOTH BRANCHES.--NOTIFICATION TO THE STATES JUNE 16.--PROMPT ADOPTION BY TENNESSEE.--TENNESSEE RE-ADMITTED TO REPRESENTATION.--ACTION OF SENATE AND HOUSE THEREON.--REASONS ASSIGNED FOR PASSING THE BILL.--PRESIDENT APPROVES THE BILL, BUT DISAPPROVES THE REASONS FOR ITS PASSAGE.--HIS INGENIOUS CENSURE OF CONGRESS.--ADJOURNMENT OF CONGRESS.--IMPENDING POLITICAL CONTEST.--STRUGGLE BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS.

CHAPTER X.

A CABINET CRISIS.--RESIGNATION OF WILLIAM DENNISON, POSTMASTER-GENERAL, JAMES SPEED, ATTORNEY-GENERAL, AND JAMES

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