Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday, August 20, 1934

Washed clothes today. It sure was hot. Pauline and Sugar came down this evening a while.

Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875)
16th Vice President of the United States (March 4, 1865 - April 15, 1965)
17th President of the United States (1865–1869)
  Succeeded President Abraham Lincoln following the latter's assassination

On August 20, 1866, President Andrew Johnson ended the Civil War by signing a Proclamation—Declaring that Peace, Order, Tranquillity [sic], and Civil Authority Now Exists in and Throughout the Whole of the United States of America.

Johnson then presided over the initial and contentious Reconstruction era of the United States following the American Civil War. Johnson's reconstruction policies failed to promote the rights of the Freedmen, and he came under vigorous political attack from Republicans, ending in his impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives; he was acquitted by the U.S. Senate.

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