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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Civil war loyalty pamphlets
|Address of the Hon. William Whiting before the Boston Highlands Grant Club, August 5, 1868
|Whiting, William (1813-1873)
|Published by A. Williams and Company. Criticizes Andrew Johnson for taking over congressional authority and compares him to Napoleon Bonaparte. Discusses the constitutionality of the reconstruction acts. Accuses the Democratic Party of having a "rebel program" in which Southern rebels will attempt to regain everything they lost in the Civil War. Warns against the possibility of another successful rebellion by rebel states.
|US Constitution Impeachment President Law Congress Reconstruction Politics Democratic Party Civil War Rebellion Confederate States of America
|Whiting, William (1813-1873) Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875)
|Reconstruction; Government & Politics; The Presidency; Law
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
|Representative from Massachusetts; born in Concord, Mass., on March 3, 1813; attended Concord Academy and was graduated from Harvard University in 1833; taught school in Plymouth and Concord, Mass.; was graduated from the law department of Harvard University in 1838; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Boston; solicitor of the War Department 1862-1865; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1873, until death in Boston, Mass., June 29, 1873.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945