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Following Lincoln's assassination, Andrew Johnson was ushered into office. In 1867, Congress enacted the Reconstruction Act, allowing southern states to rejoin the Union on certain terms. These terms were intended for black suffrage. President Johnson vetoed the act, but Congress overrode it. A twin of the Reconstruction Act, the Tenure of Office Act required approval from Senate to remove an official. ...
... sites to be seen. I managed to get into 'tourist central' from the station after some careful discussions with the locals, and had around 3 hours to soak up as much up as possible. I marched around 5th and market street bouncing between the Liberty Bell Museum, the Independence monument, grave of the unknown soldiers and the visitors centre where I read up about the underground railway during the time of slavery, as well as the struggle fought for the abolition of slavery. ...
... line to go up in the Washington monument and since the weather was not the best for photographs, I continued on past it and headed to the Jefferson Memorial which I had not visited in a good number of years.....if ever. It was a good walk, but well worth it. You can't help by be inspired by the words inscribe on the walls of this memorial.
... actually stumbled across an old small apartment which turned out to be the house that President Abraham Lincoln died in. We were told by a nice person working there that we could go inside if we first got a ticket from the theatre across the road. So we then learnt that this theatre was actually Fords Theatre that has now been turned into a free museum as this was the spot that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865 and the ...
... of the football world cup being a brilliant game which even Abbie got into and consequently peaked her interest to looking forward to the following days game of football. Only for it to be a dire affair, that only ended after two hours of no goals and lots of diving reigniting her strong sentiments of, "I hate football."
- The massive elephant in the lobby of the Natural History Museum.
- The sleeping patterns of our roommates who were in bed by 8.00 ...