Today in History – May 16 – US Senate votes not to impeach President Johnson

16 May

On this day in 1868 the US Senate voted 35-19 not to impeach President Andrew Johnson and acquitted him of charges of “high crimes and misdemeanors. In February 1868 the US House of Representatives charged Johnson with 11 articles of impeachment for “high crimes and misdemeanors” for his refusal to implement Civil War Reconstruction polices […] http://www.topsailnewsonline.com/?p=12319

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