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White House Gala (detail)


President Andrew Johnson Impeached
February 24, 1868

When President Andrew Johnson decided to remove Edwin Stanton from his position as Secretary of War, it was seen as a breach of the Tenure of Office Act, which stated that a federal officeholder could not be removed from office without the approval of the Senate. On this day in 1868, radical republicans in the Senate passed a resolution to impeach the President but he was acquitted of all charges.





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