Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield ; with a Review of the Events Which Led to the Political Revolution of 1860 - Vol. 2

Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield ; with a Review of the Events Which Led to the Political Revolution of 1860 - Vol. 2

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Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield ; with a Review of the Events Which Led to the Political Revolution of 1860 - Vol. 2

Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield ; with a Review of the Events Which Led to the Political Revolution of 1860 - Vol. 2

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ANDREW JOHNSON INSTALLED AS PRESIDENT. -- CABINET AND SENATORS WITNESSES TO THE CEREMONY. -- RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE NEW PRESIDENT DELICATE IN CHARACTER. -- REQUIRING THE HIGHEST ORDER OF STATESMANSHIP. -- THE QUESTION OF RECONSTRUCTION. -- ITS PECULIAR DIFFICULTIES. -- NEW AND PERPLEXING QUESTIONS. -- CHARACTER AND CAREER OF MR. JOHNSON. -- BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. -- MIGRATES TO TENNESSEE. -- HIS RAPID PROMOTION IN THAT STATE. -- A TAILOR BY TRADE. -- WITHOUT EDUCATION. -- TAUGHT TO READ AT FIFTEEN. -- MAYOR OF TOWN AT TWENTY-TWO. -- IN THE LEGISLATURE AT TWENTY-SEVEN. -- PRESIDENTIAL ELECTOR IN 1840 AT THIRTY-TWO. -- IN CONGRESS AT THIRTY-FIVE. -- GOVERNOR FROM 1853 TO 1857. -- UNITED-STATES SENATOR IN 1857. -- His SERVICE IN CONGRESS. -- HIS HOMESTEAD POLICY. -- NECESSARY ANTAGONISM WITH SLAVERY. -- HIS IDEAL OF A RURAL POPULATION. -- BOLDNESS OF HIS POLITICAL COURSE IN TENNESSEE. -- HIS LOYALTY TO THE UNION. -- SEPARATES FROM THE DEMOCRATIC CONSPIRATORS. -- HIS CAREER IN THE CIVIL WAR. -- APPOINTED MILITARY GOVERNOR OF TENNESSEE. -- HIS ABLE ADMINISTRATION OF THE OFFICE. -- FORESHADOWS A SEVERE POLICY AS PRESIDENT. -- CONTRAST WITH MR. LINCOLN. -- ANALYSIS OF JOHNSON'S POSITION. -- HIS BRIEF INAUGURAL ADDRESS. -- EFFECT PRODUCED BY IT. -- HIS ADDRESS TO AN ILLINOIS DELEGATION. -- SIGNIFICANT INDICATION OF A HARSH POLICY TOWARDS THE REBELS. -- PRESTON KING'S INFLUENCE. -- PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS TO CHRISTIAN COMMISSION. -- TO LOYAL SOUTHERNERS. -- TO A PENNSYLVANIA DELEGATION. -- PRESIDENT'S TONE GROWS STERNER TOWARDS "TRAITORS." -- STRIKING CONVERSATION WITH SENATOR WADE. -- FUNERAL CEREMONIES OF THE LATE PRESIDENT. -- REMAINS CARRIED TO ILLINOIS. -- IMPRESSIVE SCENE IN BALTIMORE.-IN PHILADELPHIA. -- BODY REPOSES IN INDEPENDENCE HALL. -- CONTRAST WITH FOUR YEARS BEFORE. -- UNPARALLELED DISPLAY OF FEELING IN NEW YORK. -- ORATION BY GEORGE BANCROFT. -- ELEGIAC ODE BY WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT. -- INTERMENT IN ILLINOIS. -- CEREMONIES COMPARED WITH THOSE OF ROYALTY. -- PROFOUND FEELING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. -- PUBLIC MANIFESTATION OF MOURNING.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN expired at twenty-two minutes after seven o'clock on the morning of April 15, 1865. Three hours later, in the presence of all the members of the Cabinet except Mr. Seward who lay wounded and bleeding in his own home, the oath of office, as President of the United States, was administered to Andrew Johnson by Chief Justice Chase. The simple but impres-

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