The Impeachment and Trial of Andrew Johnson

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1999 - History - 216 pages
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This book argues that although Johnson's impeachment did not succeed in ousting him, it was a justified step. It describes the critical issues and events leading up to the impeachment and then discusses the trial itself: what the grounds were, what the different sides' motivations were and why the attempt failed.
 

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A very in depth review of the who what and why of the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. A bit dense and certainly not written like a thriller. Comes across as well researched and scholarly. Interesting ... Read full review

Contents

Andrew Johnson the Republicans and Reconstruction
7
Presidential Obstruction and the Law of Impeachment
26
The Politics of Impeachment
61
Johnson Forces the Issue
89
Trial
126
Verdict
168
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Michael Les Benedict is professor of history at Ohio State University.

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