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The Senate passes the Crittenden-Johnson Resolution that limits U.S. war aims to saving the Union

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07/25/1861
The House had passed John J. Crittenden's War Aims Resolution three days before. Senator Andrew Johnson of Tennessee offered a similar resolution in the Senate two days later.  It passed on a vote of 30-5 the next day.  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 It was repealed the following December.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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