Andrew Johnson

The Senate as a court of impeachment for the trial of Andrew Johnson. Sketched by Theodore R. Davis. Library of Congress.

Andrew Johnson’s impeachers failed by one vote to win the two-thirds majority needed in the Senate.

Theodore R. Davis' illustration of President Johnson's impeachment trial in the Senate, published in Harper's Weekly.

Henry I. Kurtz describes how the generous policies of Lincoln’s successor towards the former Confederates led to impeachment proceedings against him in 1868.