Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 20, 1976 · Page 133
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 133

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 20, 1976
Page 133
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James Buchanan (1857-1861) During the turbulent 1850s, when passions raged over the slavery issue, James Buchanan chose to hide behind his collar. Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) Lincoln may have preserved the union initially, but was soon assassinated, leaving Johnson the nasty job of making it endure. Johnson, a Democrat, sought to carry out this task with compassion. The Republican-dominated Congress saw things differently. They rejected Johnson's reconstruction plans and eventually impeached him. One vote in the Senate saved him from expulsion from office. Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) Abraham Lincoln preserved the union. He was also reported to have had a fine sense of humor and been a great teller of jokes. Yet in the hundreds of pictures taken of this first extensively photographed president, he never once offered to smile. Page6 Sunday Cazette-Mail June 20. 197ti

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