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In Indianapolis, angry Indiana Democrats condemn Congress and support President Johnson.

Indiana State Capitol, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1861, artist's impression
03/15/1866

Indiana Democrats met in convention in Indianapolis to nominate candidates for upcoming state elections. They also passed a series of resolutions that reflected the swiftly emerging issues in Washington DC.  They denounced the Congress and its refusal to seat elected representatives from southern states and also its expulsion of Congressman Daniel Voohees.  They supported President Johnson in his vetoes of Republican-led legislation, and decried the awarding of the vote to African-Americans in the District of Columbia.  They also reaffirmed Indiana's restriction on blacks from settling in the state while also calling for more immigrants.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Indiana," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 404-405.

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