Andrew Johnson Trial
Significance, Johnson Becomes An Unpopular President, The Senate Tries President Johnson, Senate Republicans Thwart Johnson's Defense
United States Senate
President Andrew Johnson
"High Crimes and Misdemeanors" within the meaning of Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution.
Seven "trial managers" from the House of Representatives
Chief Defense Lawyers
William Maxwell Evarts, Benjamin R. Curtis
The United States Senate, with Chief Justice Salmon Portland Chase presiding
Date of Decision
26 May 1868
Not to impeach.
- Samuel Chase Impeachment, Senate Document #876, 62nd Congress, 2nd Session (1805).
- United States v. Nixon, 418 U.S. 683 (1974).
Prokopowicz, Gerald J. "The Emancipation Proclamation: A History for Teachers," Lincoln Museum, http://www.thelincolnmuseum.org.
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