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In the Senate, Andrew Johnson introduces his half of the joint resolution limiting Union war aims

Andrew Johnson
07/24/1861
The House had passed John J. Crittenden's War Aims Resolution two days before. Senator Andrew Johnson of Tennessee offered a similar resolution in the Senate.  It was taken up the next day and passed 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. It was repealed the following December. (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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