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"The President's Veto," Daily Union and American (Nashville, TN), March 28, 1866

Nashville, Tennessee, 1861, artist's impression
This Nashville, Tennessee newspaper sends its thanks to President Johnson for his veto of the Civil Rights Bill, stating that it would place African-Americans in superiority to white Americans and was a recipe for a despotism that would destroy state sovereignty. It continues by reprinting a summary of Johnson's justification issued in the National Intelligencer of Washington, D.C. that reinforces these complaints. (By John Osborne)

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