The Editors of The University of Chicago Law Review wish to acknowledge the passing of Professor Currie while this Article was being prepared for press. We offer our condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.

This article is a sequel to The Civil War Congress, which appeared not long ago in The University of Chicago Law Review. Both are elements of a continuing study of extrajudicial interpretation of the Constitution, with an emphasis on the debates in Congress. The present installment begins where the preceding one left off: with the accession of Andrew Johnson to the presidency upon the assassination of President Lincoln in April 1865.