johnson impeachment

  1. Pat Young

    Johnson Impeachment Trial Ends in Acquittal May 26, 1868 Reconstruction150

    On May 26, 1868 the Senate failed to convict President Johnson on two of the articles of impeachment and the effort to remove him ended. From the May 27, 1868 New York Times:
  2. Pat Young

    General John Logan Demands that Seven Republican Senators Who Voted Against Impeachment Be Expelled

    At the same time that the Johnson Impeachment was going on, Republicans were assembling in Chicago for their National Convention. On May 19, 1868 General John Logan demanded that the seven Republican Senators who voted against convicting Andrew Johnson in his Impeachment Trial be expelled from...
  3. Pat Young

    May 16, 1868 Pres. Johnson Acquitted on Charge Contained in Article XI of Articles of Impeachment

    150 years ago today, the Senate voted on whether President Andrew Johnson was guilty as charged in Article XI of the Articles of Impeachment. The president was acquitted by one vote. The vote on the other articles would be taken up later. Here is the article that was voted on. ARTICLE XI...
  4. Pat Young

    May 15, 1868 NY Times Predicts Andrew Johnson Will Be Acquitted

    On May 15, 1868 The New York Times reported on a canvass of Senators the day before showing that President Johnson not be convicted on the charges contained in the Articles of Impeachment.
  5. Pat Young

    May 6, 1868 Bingham's Speech Leads to Senate Gallery Being Cleared in Johnson Impeachment Trial

    John Bingham's closing argument, in its third day, finally closes. The gallery goes wild, and Chief Justice Chase has the gallery cleared. From the May 7, 1868 NY Times:
  6. Pat Young

    April 30, 1868 The Removal Power of the President in Johnson Impeachment Trail

    The main focus this day was on Evart's closing. From the May 1, 1868 NY Times:
  7. Pat Young

    April 29, 1868 More Bad Guano and a Threat Against Butler in Johnson Impeachment Trial

    A lot of bad Guano between the Johnson defense team and Ben Butler in what sounds like a threat of physical harm to Butler. From the April 30, 1868 NY Times:
  8. Pat Young

    April 28, 1868 Ben Butler Claims He Is Not Full of $#%@ at Andrew Johnson Impeachment Trial

    Today's proceedings spent quite a bit of time on the Guano Islands and Ben Butler.
  9. Pat Young

    The Fight Over Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment Was a Fight for the Future of the United States

    Smithsonian has an interesting article by national Book Award winner Annette Gordon-Reed on the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson. You can read the article here:
  10. Pat Young

    April 27, 1868 Thad Stevens Closing Speech at Johnson Impeachment Trial

    April 27, 1868 saw the final speech of Thad Stevens calling for the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. This is the coverage from the April 28, 1868 NY Times:
  11. Pat Young

    April 24, 1868 More Closing Speeches in the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    The Senate decided that each lawyer on both sides could give a closing speech. You can see from this article in the April 25, 1868 NY Times that this was getting tedious:
  12. Pat Young

    April 22, 1868 Closing Arguments Begin in the Johnson Impeachment Trial

    After much wrangling over procedure at the beginning of the Senate session on April 22, the closing arguments began with House Manager George Boutwell's statement.
  13. Pat Young

    April 22, 1868 "Conviction Almost A Certainty" NY Tribune on the End of the Johnson Impeachment

    From the NY Tribune April 22, 1868, published after both sides rested their cases.
  14. Pat Young

    April 21, 1868 Debating How the Closing Arguments of the Johnson Impeachment Trial Were to be Made

    On April 21, 1868 the principal matter before the Senate was the manner in which the closing arguments in the Johnson Impeachment Trial were to be made.
  15. Pat Young

    April 19-21, 1868 Newspapers Assessing the Evidentiary Phase of the Johnson Impeachment Trial

    The defense rested on April 18, 1868. As the two legal teams prepared their closing statements, newspapers around the country weighed in with their assessments of the evidence presented. This thread will look at those editorial opinions and journalistic re-caps.
  16. Pat Young

    April 18, 1868 Justice Chase Finds Testimony of Sec. Welles Admissible Defense Rests Johnson Impeach

    The April 19, 1868 NY Times reported on the second day of testimony by Navy Secretary Gideon Welles:
  17. Pat Young

    April 17, 1868 Navy Sec. Gideon Welles Examined in Johnson Impeachment Trial

    April 17 was a star turn by the Sec. of the Navy Gideon Welles. From the April 18, 1868 NY Times:
  18. Pat Young

    April 1868 Were Spoilsmen looking for Offices in the Ben Wade Administration? Johnson Impeachment

    The NY Times Minor Topics column was a sort of 1860s blog. This is from the April 17, 1868 issue:
  19. Pat Young

    April 15, 1868 Defense Gets in Documents in Johnson Impeachment Trial

    Stanbery continued to be ill on April 15, but the trial proceeded with the admission of documentary evidence in support of Johnson. From the April 16, 1868 NYTimes:
  20. Pat Young

    April 13, 1868 Sherman Continues Testimony in His Second Day as Witness in Johnson Impeachment Trial

    The April 14, 1868 NY Times covered the proceedings of April 13. This was W.T. Sherman's second day on the stand:
  21. Pat Young

    Ben Butler's Conduct of Impeachment Questioning "A Disgraceful Spectacle"

    On April 13, 1868 The NY Times carried this article on the questioning of Gen. Lorenzo Thomas during the Johnson Impeachment Trial. Much of the trail revolved around Johnson's replacement of Stanton as Sec. of War with Thomas.
  22. Pat Young

    April 1868 When Ben Butler Was "The Man of the Hour" at the Johnson Impeachment

    The April 12, 1868 NY Times had an article on the "man of the hour", Ben Butler, in his position of leading the prosecution of the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson.
  23. Pat Young

    April 10, 1868 Benjamin Curtis Concludes the Opening Statement for Defense Reconstruction150

    Sure the Opening Statement for the Defense was long on April 9, 1868 in the Trial of Andrew Johnson, but it did not really finish. Judge Curtis, able lawyer for the president and former Justice of the Supreme Court just got tired and asked to come back on April 10 to finish it. Here is a link...
  24. Pat Young

    April 9, 1868 Benjamin Curtis Delivers the Opening Statement for the Defense Johnson Impeachment

    On April 9, 1868 former Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Curtis delivered the opening statement for the defense in the Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson. Here is the coverage from the NY Times on April 10, 1868.
  25. Pat Young

    April 4, 1868 The Impeachment Trial of Andrew Johnson: The Prosecution Rests Reconstruction150

    The April 6 New York Times reported on the April 4, 1868 proceedings in the Trial of Andrew Johnson:
  26. Pat Young

    April 3, 1868 Johnson Impeachment Trial: Not Much Happened! Reconstruction150

    The April 4, 1868 New York Timesreported on the Impeachment Trial of Andrew Johnson on April 3, 1868. Not much happened:
  27. Pat Young

    April 1, 1868 Impeachment of President Johnson Day 2 of Testimony

    I won't give a blow by blow of the second day of testimony in the Impeachment Trial of President Johnson, but I will off some coverage by the April 2 New York Times and some of the more important testimony. Here is an overview of the procedural issues the Senate dealt with that day:
  28. Pat Young

    March 31, 1868 Examination of Witnesses in Johnson Impeachment Begins Reconstruction150

    After Ben Butler's opening statement in the impeachment trail of President Andrew Johnson was delivered on March 30, the Senate opened the examination of witnesses on March 31, 1868. From the New York Times April 1, 1868;

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