Veto of the First Reconstruction Act

Source: Andrew Johnson, “Veto Message,” March 2, 1867. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T.…

Reorganizing Constitutional Government in Mississippi

Source: Andrew Johnson, "Proclamation 136 – Reorganizing a Constitutional Government in Mississippi," June 13, 1865.…

Letter to William Sharkey

Governor William L. Sharkey, Jackson, Miss. I am gratified to see that you have organized…

Veto of the Civil Rights Bill

To the Senate of the United States: I regret that the bill which has passed…

Veto of the Freedmen’s Bureau Bill

To the Senate of the United States: I have examined with care the bill which…

Speech to the Citizens of Washington

Fellow-citizens for I presume I have the right to address you as such to the…

Johnson’s Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction

Whereas, the President of the United States, on the 8th day of December, A. D.…

State of the Union Address (1868)

Fellow—Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: Upon the reassembling of Congress it again…

State of the Union Address (1867)

Source: James D. Richardson, ed., A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents,…

State of the Union Address (1866)

Fellow—Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: After a brief interval the Congress of…

State of the Union Address (1865)

Source: Andrew Johnson, First Annual Message, December 4, 1865. Online by Gerhard Peters and John…