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[Tickets] 1868 May 5 [to] the Senate [for] the Impeachment of the President / George T. Brown, Sergeant at Arms.

Title: [Tickets] 1868 May 5 [to] the Senate [for] the Impeachment of the President / George T. Brown, Sergeant at Arms.
Personal Author: Brown, George T.
Date: 1868 May 5.
Extent: [1] leaf.
General Note: The ticket is number-punched 251. See also another impeachment ticket for April 7, 1868 in the collection, as well as Johnson's official White House biography (http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/aj17.html) and a guide to research collections of his papers (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=J000116).
Abstract: The ticket entitles the bearer to admittance to the Senate for the Impeachment of the President (Andrew Johnson). Elected as Lincoln's Vice President in 1864, Johnson became the 17th President of the United States in 1865 upon Lincoln's assassination. Radical Republicans in Congress established a plan for Reconstruction, restricting southern states and the President; when Johnson dismissed Secretary of War Stanton, Congress declared him in violation of the Tenure of Office Act. A resolution for impeachment on 11 articles passed in the House February 24, 1868 and led to a three-month trial in the Senate whihc resulted in his acquittal on May 26, 1868, the Senate failing by one vote to achieve the necessary two-thirds majority for impeachment. In addition to the Presidency, Johnson served as a Representative and Senator from Tennessee (1857-1862, 1875) and as Governor of Tennessee (1853-1857).
Personal Subject: Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875.
Corporate Subject: United States. Congress. Senate.
Subject: Impeachments--United States--History--19th century.
 

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