The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
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The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

by Chester G. Hearn
     
 

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This account of Johnson's political life in Washington (and briefer coverage of his earlier career in Tennessee) focuses on his conflict with the Radical Republicans. The author asserts that Johnson was impeached "because he attempted to prevent Congress from usurping executive authority and overriding the Constitution of the United States," and that Johnson's… See more details below

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This account of Johnson's political life in Washington (and briefer coverage of his earlier career in Tennessee) focuses on his conflict with the Radical Republicans. The author asserts that Johnson was impeached "because he attempted to prevent Congress from usurping executive authority and overriding the Constitution of the United States," and that Johnson's acquittal "upheld the balance of power provided to the president by the Constitution and prevented Congress from taking over the government." Hearn is author of . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
extensive research on the public life of Andrew Johnson...analyze[s] the political turmoil responsible for creating a climate favorable to the possibility of removing a sitting president from office. A timely and insightful reconsideration of a painful episode in the history of the U.S.
ARBA
a detailed history...recommended
RALPH
"exciting reading...fascinating subject matter'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786430963
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Pages:
269
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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