• Andrew Johnson with Sioux delegation at White House

    Andrew Johnson

    National Historic Site Tennessee

Impeachment Tickets

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Impeachment Ticket

An NPS Item

TICKETS ISSUED PER DAY FOR ANDREW JOHNSON'S IMPEACHMENT TRIAL

4 to each Senator
4 to the Chief Justice
4 to the Speaker of the House
2 to each Representative
2 to each Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
2 to Chief Justice of the District of Columbia
2 to Associate Judges of D.C.
2 to Chief Justices of the Court of Claims
2 to each Cabinet member
2 to the General commanding the army
20 to the President
60 to the President pro tempore of the Senate for Reporters

The residue of the tickets were distributed to the Senators.

Did You Know?

cable portion

A successful transatlantic cable was completed in 1866. This connected America and England by telegraph and helped tremendously with international communications. The original cable, completed in 1858, worked only three weeks. The Civil War and financial troubles interrupted the effort until 1865.