Impeaching President Andrew Johnson 1868

Impeaching President Andrew Johnson 1868

Impeaching President Andrew Johnson 1868
Impeaching President Andrew Johnson 1868 – President Andrew Johnson as painted by Washington Bogart Cooper (1802–1888).

Andrew Johnson (1808–1875)

The United States House of Representatives votes on 11 articles of impeachment against President Andrew Johnson, with nine of them citing Johnson’s dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, which violated the Tenure of Office Act. President Lyndon B. Johnson became the first president in US history to be impeached after the House vote.

Andrew Johnson, a senator from Tennessee, was the only U.S. senator from a seceding state who stayed loyal to the Union at the commencement of the Civil War in 1861. He was appointed military governor of Tennessee by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862, and he was elected vice president of the United States in 1864.

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