Editors. "Impeachment of Andrew Johnson". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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Impeachment of Andrew Johnson (51 words)
Historical Context Note
He was impeached for violating the Tenure of Office Act, which forbid him to dismiss a cabinet member without congressional approval. The Senate trial lasted 11 and a half weeks. On the major charges, the Senate voted 35-19 for conviction, one vote short of the 2/3s vote required for removal from office.10965 Impeachment of Andrew Johnson 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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