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The veto galop

Author: Make Peace.
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : McCarrell & Meininger, ©1866.
Edition/Format:   Musical score : English
Database:WorldCat
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This composition, and the illustration, celebrate President Andrew Johnson's vetoes of the Freedmen's Bureau Bill, and subsequently the Civil Rights Bill, of 1866. His defeat of these two key Reconstruction bills, contribured to his impeachment trial and acquittal two years later. "Forney" was John Wien Forney, a newspaper editor who famously opposed Johnson's policies. Johnson publically dismissed Forney, stating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Songs and music
Named Person: John W Forney; Frederick Douglass; Thaddeus Stevens; B F Wade; Charles Sumner; Wendell Phillips
Document Type: Musical Score
All Authors / Contributors: Make Peace.
OCLC Number: 767992432
Notes: For piano.
Cover illustration: Political cartoon showing President Andrew Johnaon astride a horse labelled "Constitution", brandishing a rolled-up document, labelled "Veto", as he rides roughshod over his oponents, who include Fr[ederick] Douglas [sic], W[endell] Phillips, [Benjamin Franklin] Wade and [Thadeus] Stevens, all of whom are labelled "Dead Ducks." Lying smashed on the ground is a piece of furnture, labelled "Freedmans Bureau." In the background is the outline of a building bearing the sign: "Forney & Co., Dealers in Game." A chowd of cheering supporters looks on. / "Lith. by Bennett, Donadson & Elmes, 154 w. 4th St., Cin[cinnatti], O."
Description: 1 score ([2], 3-5 pages, 1) : illustrations ; 34 cm
Responsibility: composed by "Make Peace."

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This composition, and the illustration, celebrate President Andrew Johnson's vetoes of the Freedmen's Bureau Bill, and subsequently the Civil Rights Bill, of 1866. His defeat of these two key Reconstruction bills, contribured to his impeachment trial and acquittal two years later. "Forney" was John Wien Forney, a newspaper editor who famously opposed Johnson's policies. Johnson publically dismissed Forney, stating he would not waste his ammunition on "dead ducks." Of the other "dead ducks" pictured on the cover, all except celebrated abolitionist, Frederick Douglass, were members of Congress, who would later be key players in Johnson's impeachment.

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