• 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?

Eliza reading

Contrary to popular thought, Eliza did not teach her husband to read. She did help Andrew Johnson build on what he already knew by tutoring him from her schoolbooks. She also read to him in the Tailor Shop while he worked.