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In Congress, John J. Crittenden introduces his half of a resolution limiting Union war aims

John Jordan Crittenden, detail
07/22/1861
John J. Crittenden of Kentucky introduced his War Aims Resolution before the House of Representatives and it was passed the same day.  Senator Andrew Johnson of Tennessee offered a similar resolution in the Senate on July 24, 1861, where it passed the next day on a vote of 30-5.  The resulting Crittenden-Johnson Resolution was an effort to set conservative goals for the fighting, holding that the only reason for Union military action was the reconstitution of the United States and no other, such as the end of slavery, should be considered.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein and Richard Zuczek, Andrew Johnson: A Biographical Companion (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2001), 70. 

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