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  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 21, 1868

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    Lorenzo Thomas

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 21, 1868

    On February 21, 1868, the president appointed Lorenzo Thomas, a brevet major general in the Army, as interim Secretary of War. Johnson thereupon informed the Senate of his decision.




  • House of Representatives, Washington D.C, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 22, 1868

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    Declaration of William D. Kelley

    House of Representatives, Washington D.C, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 22, 1868

    Expressing the widespread sentiment among House Republicans, Representative William D. Kelley (on February 22, 1868) declared: Sir, the bloody and untilled fields of the ten unreconstructed states, the unsheeted ghosts of the two thousand murdered negroes in Texas, cry, if the dead ever evoke vengeance, for the punishment of Andrew Johnson.




  • Great Barrington, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 23, 1868

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    Birth

    Great Barrington, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 23, 1868

    William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born on February 23, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, to Alfred and Mary Silvina (née Burghardt) Du Bois.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 24, 1868

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    The House of Representatives Against Johnson

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 24, 1868

    On February 24, 1868, three days after Johnson's dismissal of Stanton, the House of Representatives voted 126 to 47 (with 17 members not voting) in favor of a resolution to impeach the president for high crimes and misdemeanors.




  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 24, 1868

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    Impeachment

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 24, 1868

    The impeachment of Andrew Johnson was initiated on February 24, 1868, when the United States House of Representatives resolved to impeach Andrew Johnson, 17th president of the United States, for "high crimes and misdemeanors", which were detailed in eleven articles of impeachment.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 4, 1868

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    Pretrial

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 4, 1868

    On March 4, 1868, amid tremendous public attention and press coverage, the eleven Articles of Impeachment were presented to the Senate, which reconvened the following day as a court of impeachment, with Chief Justice Salmon Chase presiding, and proceeded to develop a set of rules for the trial and its officers.




  • Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Mar 23, 1868

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    Collect Evidence and Witnesses

    Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Mar 23, 1868

    On the first day, Johnson's defense committee asked for 40 days to collect evidence and witnesses since the prosecution had had a longer amount of time to do so, but only 10 days were granted. The proceedings began on March 23.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Apr 9, 1868

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    Several Witnesses

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Apr 9, 1868

    The prosecution called several witnesses in the course of the proceedings until April 9, when they rested their case.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday May 5, 1868

    Memorial day

    Decoration Day

    U.S.
    Tuesday May 5, 1868

    On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan issued a proclamation calling for "Decoration Day" to be observed annually and nationwide; he was commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), an organization of and for Union Civil War veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois. With his proclamation, Logan adopted the Memorial Day practice that had begun in the Southern states three years earlier.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday May 16, 1868

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    The First Vote

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday May 16, 1868

    The first vote was taken on May 16 for the eleventh article. Prior to the vote, Samuel Pomeroy, the senior senator from Kansas, told the junior Kansas Senator Ross that if Ross voted for acquittal that Ross would become the subject of an investigation for bribery. Afterward, in hopes of persuading at least one senator who voted not guilty to change his vote, the Senate adjourned for 10 days before continuing voting on the other articles.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday May 16, 1868

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    Article XI

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday May 16, 1868

    All republicans voted guilty (35 Votes), the majority of democrats also voted guilty (10 votes) and 9 democrats voted not guilty on Article XI.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday May 26, 1868

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    The Same Result

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday May 26, 1868

    During the hiatus, under Butler's leadership, the House put through a resolution to investigate alleged "improper or corrupt means used to influence the determination of the Senate". Despite the Radical Republican leadership's heavy-handed efforts to change the outcome, when votes were cast on May 26 for the second and third articles, the results were the same as the first.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday May 26, 1868

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    Article III

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday May 26, 1868

    All republicans voted guilty (35 Votes), the majority of democrats also voted guilty (10 votes) and 9 democrats voted not guilty on Article III.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday May 26, 1868

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    Article II

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday May 26, 1868

    All republicans voted guilty (35 Votes), the majority of democrats also voted guilty (10 votes) and 9 democrats voted not guilty on Article II.


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