August 19, 2018

Today in History: Impeachment

U. S. Senate. Impeachment of the President Admit the bearer April 1 1868
Today in History–May 16–the Library of Congress features presidential impeachments. On this day in 1868, the U.S. Senate failed by one vote to convict President Andrew Johnson of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” under the eleventh article of impeachment.  The second trial of a U.S. president—President Bill Clinton—on articles of impeachment occurred in January and February of 1999. Learn more about these presidential impeachment trials by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access primary sources related to these impeachment proceedings and other impeachment resources.

Vote to Impeach Andrew Johnson (America’s Library)

The Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson In Custodia Legis blog February 24, 2017

Historic Background on the Impeachment and Trial of President Andrew Johnson

Impeached: the Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy (steaming webcast)

The Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson 40th Congress, 2nd Session

1867 historical newspaper coverage related to the call for the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson

1868 historical newspaper coverage related to the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson

Books about impeachment

Impeached Governor [1885 newspaper article]

Letter from Henry Clay to Harry Innes about impeachment case January 16,  1807

Senate publications related to the Impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton

Senate roll call votes of February 12, 1999, for Articles of Impeachment: Article I and Article II

More legislative resources related to the Clinton impeachment

Bibliography of Internet Resources on Impeachment

Comprehensive Guide to Impeachment Resources (print and electronic bibliography)

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