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What verdict did the Senate reach in the trial of President Johnson?


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Several moderate Republicans voted for a verdict of not guilty because they did not believe a president should be removed from office for political differences thus, as a result Johnson stayed in office until the end of his term in March 1869.
The Senate voted to acquit President Johnson of the charges against him; therefore he was not removed as president. The vote for acquittal passed by only one vote.