President A. Johnson is acquitted by Senate (35 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

USA President Andrew Johnson, who has been impeached by the American Senate for violating the 'Tenure of Office' Act, is acquitted, after the accusers narrowly failed to achieve the two-thirds majority in the final vote.

Citation:
Editors. "President A. Johnson is acquitted by Senate". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18548, accessed 03 December 2016.]