The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
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Andrew Johnson’s Term
I don’t believe in racial equality,+allow the southern states to discriminate,making republicans angry. I veto a lot of bills, angering both parties.
I’m Andrew Johnson, the president that got my term due to the assassination of Lincoln.
Politicians hate me. They say I’m narcissistic and stubborn. They even tried to successfully impeach me.
The stand of Stanton
I’m Edwin Stanton, the Secretary of War. I oppose Johnson’s opinions, and Johnson tried to remove me.
He unsuccessfully did so, and I alerted Congress. Congress told me to “stick” it, and I still held office.
House of Rep. had passed the “Tenure if Office Act”, and decided to impeach Johnson for violating it.
Roles of the Branches
I’m Chief of Justice Salmon Chase. I acted as Chief Justice for the Johnson’s Impeachment in Senate.
As I judged, the judicial branch served as the jury. The legislative branch worked on creating the case and bringing evidence.
The Senate’s Hesitance
Johnson was hated by both parties, but some Senators were afraid
I’m Edmund G. Ross. I’m the senator of Kansas. I was expected to state that Johnson was guilty, but I did the opposite.
I wasn’t found guilty on trial. I was able to serve the rest of my term, although I was unliked by the public.
I’m Chief of Justice Salmon Chase. I was the judge for Johnson’s Impeachment.
It took 2/3 of senate to convict Johnson. If Johnson was put out of term, Congress would have to put up with Ben Wade
I’m Edmund G. Ross. I’m the senator of Kansas, and was expected to state that Johnson was guilty.
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