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  • Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865: history, Harper's Weekly, 1956 eyewitness

    04/14/2018 4:11:34 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 64 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/12/2018 | Harpygoddess
    Although he actually died at 7:30 the following morning, today is the anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) on 14 April 1865, only five days after Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Lincoln was very fond of the theater, and that evening, he and Mrs. Lincoln - likely in a celebratory mood because of the end of the Civil War - attended a performance of the comedy, Our American Cousin, by English playwright Tom Taylor at Ford's Theater on 10th Street NW in Washington. There, following the intermission, actor and Southern sympathizer John Wilkes Booth managed to gain access...
  • Get it straight: Democrats enslaved the Black America Republicans fought and died to free Part II

    06/17/2016 9:00:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/17/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is a continuation of the list of steps benevolent Republicans took to help the slaves held by Southern Democrats. On March 3, 1865 a Republican Congress established the Freedmen’s Bureau to provide health care, education and technical assistance to emancipated slaves. On April 8, 1865 the 13th Amendment, banning slavery, passed the Senate with 100% Republican support, but 63% Democrat opposition. In February 1866, Republican Congressman Thaddeus Stevens of Pennsylvania introduced legislation to give “40 acres and a mule” to male former slaves. Democrat President Andrew Johnson vetoed the measure. Overriding Democrat Andrew Johnson’s veto, Republicans passed the Civil...
  • Why Did Russia Sell Us Alaska So Cheap? (less than two cents an acre)

    10/18/2007 4:40:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies · 3,443+ views
    American Heritage ^ | 10/18/07 | John Steele Gordon
    Why Did Russia Sell Us Alaska So Cheap?By John Steele Gordon The check, dated August 1, 1868, that was used to pay the purchase price for Alaska to Eduard de Stoeckl on behalf of the emperor of Russia. (National Archives) A hundred and forty years ago today, sovereignty over Alaska was transferred from the Russian Empire to the United States. The transfer completed the national territory on the North American continent. It was one of the great bargains of all time. For a price of $7.2 million, this country got 365 million acres of land and another 13 million of...
  • Carney: Obamacare ‘Absolutely Worth It’ if Dems Lose the Senate

    01/26/2014 8:30:30 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    January 26, 2014 10:28 AM Carney: Obamacare 'Absolutely Worth It' if Dems Lose the Senate By Andrew Johnson Even if Obamacare proves to be electoral Kryptonite for Democrats in this year’s midterms, the White House still believes the health-care law was worth the political hit. “The answer is it is absolutely worth it, no matter what happens politically,” press secretary Jay Carney told ABC’s Jon Karl. In fact, Carney didn’t expect running against Obamacare to even be a winning message for Republicans “because they’ve got to explain what repeal [of the law] means.”
  • POLL TO FREEP: Who is your favorite American President?

    02/20/2012 6:41:45 PM PST · by NorCoGOP · 67 replies · 16+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 02/18/2012
    On front page of website, no registration required.Shockingly, neither Carter nor the present occupant of the White House are choices...
  • When the Republicans nominated a Democrat for Vice President

    08/29/2008 11:28:34 AM PDT · by bmweezer · 8 replies · 132+ views
    The ^ | August 29, 2008 | Michael Zak
    Most history books written by Democrat professors downplay the fact that the Worst President Ever was a Democrat. Did the Democrats nominate him? No, he was the 1864 Republican nominee for vice president.Andrew Johnson – Andrew Jackson Johnson, to be precise – was the only southern Senator not to go with the Confederacy. For being strong on nation security, this hardline Democrat was nominated to be Abraham Lincoln's 1864 running mate. // continued at
  • A Bipartisan Ticket?

    03/29/2007 11:30:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 207+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 30, 2007 | Michael Zak
    Anyone Republican interested in a proposal by Unity08 for a bipartisan ticket should consider the disaster that befell the country when the GOP did nominate a bipartisan presidential ticket.  In 1864, President Lincon's running mate was a Democrat, Tennessee's Andrew Johnson.  Though anti-Confederate, Johnson proved to be a racist buffoon and an alcoholic and a true Democrat.  Thanks to John Wilkes Booth, choosing Andrew Johnson was the biggest mistake of Abraham Lincoln's life. On this day in 1868, Republicans began the Senate trial of impeached President Andrew Johnson.  Among the seven U.S. Representatives serving as impeachment managers were anti-slavery crusader...
  • why Republicans are called RIGHT

    01/24/2006 8:13:12 PM PST · by jyro · 5 replies · 781+ views
    BBC ^ | 25 January 2006 | Adam Fairclough
    The assassination of Abraham Lincoln at the very moment of the Union's victory led to a rupture between the new Democrat President, Andrew Johnson, and the Republican party, which controlled Congress. Democrat President Andrew Johnson feared and despised blacks and was happy to see them become second-class citizens under the control of their former masters. The Republican party, however, believed that the federal government had a duty to protect the former slaves from being exploited and abused. The 1866 Civil Rights Bill therefore declared that 'all persons born in the United States' were citizens, and that all citizens were entitled...
  • How Should Textbooks Treat the Clinton Scandal?

    01/09/2006 5:33:31 AM PST · by LS · 66 replies · 1,187+ views
    How Should Textbooks Treat the Clinton Scandal? by Larry Schweikart, University of Dayton Almost any student who has ever sat through a history class in high school or college will nod with familiarity when I discuss how many teachers cover the last 20 years of history: “well, of course, you know what happened next.” For me, the history that inevitably was left out was the late 1950s or the Kennedy/Nixon years. As I entered the history profession, I found most students had never “gotten up to” the Vietnam War. If the past is any guide, the likelihood of survey classes...
  • Renovation Exposes Civil War-Era Graffiti (Andrew Johnson's Home)

    04/16/2005 5:06:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 923+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Thu Apr 14
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - Renovation of former President Andrew Johnson's home has exposed graffiti that Civil War soldiers wrote or scratched into the walls, including someone suggesting that "Andy you'd best skedaddle." Johnson was admired by Union supporters, but detested by many Confederates, and both sides used his home as a headquarters during the Civil War, according to the National Park Service, which acquired the two-story brick home in 1942. Graffiti quotes written or scratched into the plaster walls include: "Shame on you Andy," "Andrew Johnson Traitor of the South," and "Guilty of Treeson." There also are poems, and dedications to...
  • Impeachment Trial of Andrew Johnson Begins: March 13, 1868

    03/13/2005 6:30:04 AM PST · by kellynla · 9 replies · 508+ views
    History ^ | 3/13/2005 | History Channel
    For the first time in U.S. history, the impeachment trial of an American president gets underway in the U.S. Senate. President Andrew Johnson, reviled by the Republican-dominated Congress for his views on Reconstruction, stood accused of having violated the controversial Tenure of Office Act, passed by Congress over his veto in 1867. At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Johnson, a U.S. senator from Tennessee, was the only senator from a seceding state who remained loyal to the Union. Johnson's political career was built on his defense of the interests of poor white Southerners against the landed classes;...
  • Who is the first Impeached President? Johnson or Clinton?

    03/08/2004 1:00:28 PM PST · by AgThorn · 52 replies · 24,381+ views
    reading a bit on the site concerning 'history' of past presidents. First I started reading what they had to say about Clinton. ... William Jefferson Clinton Interesting how 'cleaned up' it is, but I also noted that there were not a lot of accomplishments listed. What really caught my eye though was the statement that he was the 'second' president impeached by the house, and found not guilty by the senate. Well, this ain't exactly how I remember it .. so I then tried to find the 'first' impeached president, according to this website. Checking Nixon, no, they correctly...