High Crimes And Misdemeanors When Andrew Johnson became president in 1865, the United States was in the middle of one of its most volatile chapters. The country was divided after fighting a bloody civil war and had just experienced the first presidential assassination. We look at how these factors led to the first presidential impeachment in American history.
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High Crimes And Misdemeanors

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High Crimes And Misdemeanors

High Crimes And Misdemeanors

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When Andrew Johnson became president in 1865, the United States was in the midst of one of its most volatile chapters. The country was divided after fighting a bloody civil war and had just experienced the first presidential assassination. We look at how these factors led to the first ever presidential impeachment in American history.


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Correction Feb. 28, 2019

In an earlier summary of this episode that appeared on the homepage, we incorrectly stated that Andrew Johnson was removed from office. He was not. Johnson was impeached by the House but not convicted by the Senate.