Friday, July 29, 2011

And, Speaking of the Blockade, Lincoln Gets Permission

On July 24, 1861, Congress passed an act to allow President to take in vessels for the US Navy and appoint officers for them as needed. Thus confirming what Lincoln had been actively doing for several months, but without Congressional approval.

Never let it be said that not legally being able to do so would stop the president.

The scope of the blockade required a much larger navy.

Would Lincoln Do Something Illegal? --Old B-R'er

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