Andrew Johnson's Trial: The Constitution on Impeachment-Primary Sources & Discussion

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Pat Young

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I have been posting since last year on the events leading up to the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of those events. I want to use this thread to post primary sources related to the impeachment power. I welcome contributions and comments from everyone.

The Constitution only mentions impeachment twice.

The Constitution, Article I, Section 3:
The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

Judgment in Cases of Impeachments shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust, or Profit under the United States, but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment, and Punishmnet, according to Law.
 
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