Temporary Closure of the Memorial Building
The Memorial Building, enclosing Andrew Johnson’s tailor shop will be closed on September 22 and 23, 2014.
Early Home Wheelchair Lift Temporarily Inaccessible
The wheelchair lift at the Early Home will be temporarily inaccessible during the week of September 22, 2014.
Impeachment Time Line
March 2, 1867
Johnson later removes Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War, from his cabinet. This will become an Article of Impeachment.
Johnson later places conservative generals in command in the South, thereby disregarding the Army Appropriations Act and Congress's desire for strict military reconstruction. This will also become an Article of Impeachment.
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Seven Republican Senators voted for acquittal, one of whom was Senator Edmond Ross of Kansas. He was the last undecided Republican, and it was his vote in the impeachment trial that determined the fate of the President. By voting with his conscience, his own political career was ruined.
The Chief Justice announces, "Two-thirds not having pronounced guilty, the President is, therefore, acquitted of this article."
The Senate adjourns for ten days.
May 26, 1868
Did You Know?
The United States purchased Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000.00 during Andrew Johnson's administration. Secretary of State William Seward was instrumental in the purchase. People who thought the investment a bad idea called the purchase "Seward's Folly" and "Johnson's Polar Bear Garden."