What was the reason for Congress to impeach president Andrew Jackson?
Congress wanted Johnson impeached because he refused to cooperate or compromise over black rights and the reconstruction of state governments in the South. Congress was comprised of many Republicans which was the complete opposite of what Johnson wanted. The Republican's tried to pass many bills such as the Civil Rights Bill which Johnson vetoed. They realised he wasn't doing anything they wanted and when he removed Edwin M. Stanton (who was a republican spy in office) Congress tried to impeach him based on the fact that he went against the newly established Tenure of Office Act. They failed to do so in the long run.
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President Andrew Jackson , who was in office from 1829-1837, was never impeached . President Andrew Johnson, who succeeded President Lincoln in office after Lincoln's assassination, was impeached by the House of Representatives in February 1868 for violating the Tenure of Office Act. He was acq…uitted after his Senate trial in May of 1868, and served out the rest of his term (1865-1869). The two Presidents are frequently confused because of their similar names. ( Full Answer )
yes, but not exactly. Only the lower House of Congress has thepower to impeach the President. The Senate would then hold thetrial.
The House Judiciary Committee originally attempted, and failed, to impeach President Johnson on vague charges in August 1867. They succeeded at impeaching him on eleven articles (primarily violations of the Tenure of Office Act) in February 1868 .
Andrew Jackson was never impeached. You may be referring to Andrew Johnson, who was impeached for violating the Service of Tenure Act.
The US Constitution specifically lists as reasons for impeachment "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." The dictionary defines a misdemeanor as any misconduct less serious than a felony, so any violation of the US Constitution and/or federal law is an acceptable cause for impeac…hment. It is left up to the discretion of the US House of Representatives, the only body that can issue a federal impeachment. Traditionally they have reserved the power for only extreme cases. ( Full Answer )
On February 24, 1868, the House Judiciary Committee, lead by Thaddeus Stevens (PA), presented a resolution to the House of Representatives calling for the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. The House, dominated by Radical Republicans, voted 126-47 (17 absent) in favor of impeachment. Ho…use Judiciary Committee Thaddeus Stevens George S. Boutwell John A. Bingham C. T. Hulburd John F. Farnsworth F. C. Beaman H. E. Paine ( Full Answer )
President Andrew Johnson was not impeached by another President. He was impeached by the House of Representatives, whose job it is to draw up charges, then tried by the Senate. The Senate acquitted Johnson by one vote on May 16, 1868.
The House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson on February 24, 1868 on eleven articles impeachment, the most important of which was several counts of violating the Tenure of Office Act. Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase presided over the Senate trial that began on March 5, 1868. On… May 16, 1868 , the Senate made three attempts to vote Johnson out of office, but failed 35-19 - just one vote short of conviction - each time. Johnson was acquitted and completed his term as President in 1869. ( Full Answer )
The House of Representatives is the only body that can impeach thePresident. Such an impeachment forces the Senate to hold a trial of thePresident.
Yes. Andrew Johnson was impeached by the House of Representatives (charged with wrongdoing) on February 24, 1868, but the Senate acquitted him at trial (found the President not guilty) by a single vote, so he was not removed from office. For more information, see Related Questions, below.
It was mainly because he fired Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War, which violated the Tenure of Office Act. Hope I helped :)
No. President Andrew Jackson , who was in office from 1829-1837, was never impeached He was censored by the Senate, which does not have the power to impeach. Later, they voted to remove the censorship from the Senate record.
President Andrew Jackson was not impeached. Andrew Johnson was impeached, but he is a completely different person.
Andrew Jackson was never impeached and he did indeed finish out his two terms. You may be thinking of Andrew Johnson who was impeached but not convicted and so remained President until his term expired.
Andrew Jackson was never impeached. President Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868 for violating the Tenure of Office Act.
President Johnson was impeached in the House of Representatives, in the House Chamber of the Capitol Building, in Washington, DC.
As president, Jackson went against the U.S. Supreme Court's decision banning the forced removal of the Native Americans from their native lands. More Information: Andrew Jackson didn't face the threat of impeachment; a later President, Andrew Johnson did. The two are often confused because the…ir names are similar. The US Supreme Court never banned the government from removing Native Americans from their land. Chief Justice John Marshall opposed the idea and expressed his personal opinion on the subject several times; however, the United States was never party to a suit that would allow Marshall to make a legal ruling on the matter. Two cases, Worcester v. Georgia, (1832), and Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, (1831), appear to be the source of much confusion. The Supreme Court dismissed Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, (1831), for lack of original (trial) jurisdiction over the case; therefore, nothing Marshall wrote was binding on any party. In Worcester v. Georgia, (1832), the only legal decisions were that the State of Georgia had no right to regulate use of Cherokee land, and that the state had to release some missionaries who were imprisoned for living on Cherokee property without holding a state license to do so. In Worcester, Marshall stated the federal government should protect the Cherokee from Georgia's hostilities, but he lacked jurisdiction to make the opinion part of the legal decision because the United States wasn't party to the case. ( Full Answer )
President Johnson was impeached by the House of Representatives in February 1868, but was acquitted at his Senate trial in May of the same year. He continued in office for a further nine months, retiring from the White House when his term expired in march 1869, after making an unsuccessful bid for t…he Democratic party's endorsement in 1868. His home state of Tennessee also rejected him for a seat in the US Senate in 1868, and for a seat in the House of Representatives in 1872. In 1874, Johnson was finally elected US Senator from Tennessee on the Democratic ticket, and took office in March of 1875. He died of a stroke on July 31, 1875. ( Full Answer )
Unlike previous presidents, he did not think of himself as a servant of Congress, but rather as a servant of the people, charged to maintain and further their best interests. He was not ignorant of the powers of Congress as set up in the Constitution and he made serious and often effective efforts t…o maintain good relations with Congressmen. ( Full Answer )
The House of Representatives would impeach (decide if the President should be tried) The actual trial would be by the Senate.
Jackson was never impeached. You may be thinking of Andrew Jackson who was impeached, but he was not the only one to have been impeached.
The only thing he did that he could have been impeached for is the forced removal of the Cherokee Indians from their native lands, known as the "Trial of Tears", which went against the Supreme Court's decision. More Information: The US Supreme Court never banned the government from removing Na…tive Americans from their land. Chief Justice John Marshall opposed the idea and expressed his personal opinion on the subject several times; however, the United States was never party to a suit that would allow Marshall to make a legal ruling on the matter. Two cases, Worcester v. Georgia, (1832), and Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, (1831), appear to be the source of much confusion. The Supreme Court dismissed Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, (1831), for lack of original (trial) jurisdiction over the case; therefore, nothing Marshall wrote was binding on any party. In Worcester v. Georgia, (1832), the only legal decisions were that the State of Georgia had no right to regulate use of Cherokee land, and that the state had to release some missionaries who were imprisoned for living on Cherokee property without holding a state license to do so. In Worcester, Marshall stated the federal government should protect the Cherokee from Georgia's hostilities, but he lacked jurisdiction to make the opinion part of the legal decision because the United States wasn't party to the case. ( Full Answer )
He tried to fire the secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, in violation of the Tenure of Office Act. The Act stated that any official appointed with the "advice and consent" of the Senate could only be removed with the Senate's approval. Johnson acted on his own, and was impeached in 1868. He was later a…cquitted by a single vote in his Senate removal trial. ( Full Answer )
He wasn't impeached. Jackson completed two terms in office. You're thinking of Andrew Johnson, the 17th President.
The ostensible reason the Radical Republicans wanted to impeach President Johnson was because he attempted to fire Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton over disagreements about Reconstruction. Stanton was supposed to be protected by the Tenure of Office Act Congress passed in 1867, that prevented the P…resident from removing from office anyone appointed with and by the "advice and consent" of the Senate. Johnson considered the law unconstitutional and ignored it. The US Supreme Court eventually agreed with Johnson in Myers v. United States, 272 US 52 (1926) when the Taft Court held the President has exclusive power to remove executive branch officials without the consent of the Senate or any other legislative body. In retrospect, the Court determined the impeachment proceedings against Johnson constitutionally invalid, but that was not part of the holding in Myers . ( Full Answer )
Not really. The president is head of the executive branch of thegovernment. The cabinet of a president is those who head thedifferent departments of the executive branch. These departmentheads are called "secretaries". Secretaries are nominated for thejob by the president, and confirmed by the Senat…e, meaning they getthe job. Congress had passed a law called the Tenure of Office Act,which purported to make it a law that a president could not fireany of his department heads (secretaries) without approval ofcongress. So this was the legislative branch telling the executivebranch that the executive branch could not manage its own affairs,and had to let the legislative branch interfere in such decisions.This would have meant that no president could demand loyalty fromhis cabinet secretaries - they would not have to do what thepresident ordered them to do, because he could not fire them unlesshe could get congress to sign off on it. This, as it turns out, waseventually ruled by the Supreme Court to be an unjustifiableinterference by the legislative branch in the business of theexecutive branch. But at the time Johnson was impeached that rulingfrom the Supreme Court was still in the future. When Johnson firedone of his cabinet secretaries, a hold over from Lincoln'sadministration, this was made the basis for the charges in hisimpeachment. ( Full Answer )
The exact reasons are up to the House of Representatives who write and pass the bill of impeachment.
A president may be impeached if convicted for treason, bribery, or 'other high crimes and misdemeanors'.
It is the House of Representatives that has the power to impeach apresident. His or her trial is then held in the United StatesSenate.
To answer you question, no. The president appoints Judicial Court member and then the Judicial Court members in return decide whether or not bills sent by congress are Constatutional or Unconstitutional and to that Congress can Impeach a president there by keeping balance between the 3 branches. Wit…hout that one branch could overpower another and i would just be catastophic, even though i think that Congress has too much power. But they wont use it. It is basically a huge system of checks and balances. It has been what has kept this country afloat for so many years. even though this country is slowly falling apart because of the people in office. Well i hope you have your answer and if you would like to know more just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU.... -Anonymous ( Full Answer )
Yes and No. The House of Representative is the only chamber of Congress that can bring articles of impeachment against a government official. If the House votes to impeach, which means "indict or charge," then the official proceeds to trial in the Senate, where he (or she) is either convicted or ac…quitted. Andrew Johnson was impeached by the House of Representatives on February 24, 1868, but was acquitted by a single vote in the Senate. So yes , he was impeached (charged with wrongdoing) , but only by the House of Representatives, not by the entire Congress. And no , since the Senate failed to convict (found guilty) the President, he was not removed from office . President Johnson served out the remained of his term and left office on March 4, 1869. Remember, when referring to the Legislative branch, that Congress is a collective term for both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Each has a role in the impeachment and trial process, but only the House of Representatives can impeach (not Congress, as a whole). This is a subtle, but important, distinction. ( Full Answer )
Answer Andrew Johnson was impeached (accused of a crime by Congress), but like Bill Clinton, was never convicted, so remained in office. While the accusation of impeachment was due to his violationg the Tenure of Office Act, the real reason was that the radical Republicans wanted him out of of…fice. Johnson was considered a "Southern sympathizer" and was at odds with the Republican Congress because they did not agree with his Reconstruction plans after the Civil War. Answer Yes . Andrew Johnson was really attempted to impeache by the House of Representatives on February 24, 1868. Impeachment only presents charges against a government official; in order to remove someone from office, the impeached official must also be convicted at a Senate trail. President Johnson wasn't convicted because the Senate was one vote short of the two-thirds super majority required. Andrew Johnson was impeached, but not convicted. He served out the remained of his term and left office on March 4, 1869. ( Full Answer )
Bill Clinton was impeached on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in December 1998, but Andrew Jackson was never impeached. President Andrew JOHNSON was impeached in 1868 for violating the Tenure of Office Act and firing the Secretary of War without the Senate's permission. Presidents J…ackson and Johnson share a first name and are often mistaken for each other. ( Full Answer )
Jackson was not impeached. He had battles with Congress and impeachment may have been discussed but never happened. He was censured by the Senate when he took federal money out of the national bank. The Senate may have wanted to impeach him but that was not within their powers .(Only the House can i…mpeach) . ( Full Answer )
On February 24, 1868, the House Judiciary Committee, lead by Thaddeus Stevens (PA), presented a resolution to the House of Representatives calling for the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. They voted 126-47 (17 absent) in favor of impeachment.
The Constitution gives separate powers to the House of Representatives and the Senate. Only the House of Representatives can impeach (bring charges against) a government official. Only the Senate can hold a trial to determine whether the impeached official is guilty. The Constitution requires impeac…hment activities to occur in that order. This is similar to the way the legal system works: a defendant must be charged first and tried second. The Senate didn't remove Johnson from office after the House impeached him because they couldn't get two-thirds of the Senate to agree to find him guilty. Johnson was acquitted by a single vote. The word Congress refers to the Senate and the House of Representatives as a whole, and doesn't apply here. Each part of Congress has its own job. ( Full Answer )
The House is the body of Congress that has the power to impeach a president.
President Andrew Johnson is the only president to have been impeached. The Senate failed by one vote to convict him.
No, someone with a name sounding closer to him was. Andrew Johnson, as Vice President of the United States, succeeded Abraham Lincoln when Lincoln was assassinated in 1865. President Johnson was impeached by the US House of Representative in 1868 but the resolution failed in the Senate by one vo…te. Still, President Andrew Johnson, a tailor by profession, became the first US President to be impeached. ( Full Answer )
It is not true that President Andrew Jackson was almost impeached. You are thinking of Johnson, not Jackson. And in Johnson's case, it was a complicated matter of post Civil War politics. Some people thought that Johnson, a southerner, should not be allowed to succeed Lincoln following the assassina…tion of Lincoln. ( Full Answer )
Nixon was not impeached since he resigned soon after preliminary impeachment proceeding began. Bill Clinton was impeached in 1996 t but was not convicted in the Senate trial that followed.
He tried to fire Edwin Stanton, Lincoln's Secretary of War. This was a violation of the Tenure of Office Act which says the President can not dismiss a member of the cabinet without getting consent from Congress.
Congress never actually impeached Andrew Johnson, but he was accused of a crime that would have had him impeached; the supreme court ruled in his favor.
Andrew Johnson had been Abraham Lincoln's vice President and he became President only as a result of the assassination of Lincoln. Many people regarded this as a kind of coup d'etat, or illegitimate seizure of power, because Johnson was from the defeated South, and it seemed wrong that a Southerner …should gain the Presidency by means of assassination, even though Johnson himself was not the assassin. ( Full Answer )
President Andy Jackson was never impeached (although many believe he should have been for his treatment of the southern tribes). President Andrew Johnson was impeached, and that happened 24 February 1868.
The impeachment of President Andrew Johnson was the result ofpolitical conflict and the rupture of ideologies in the aftermathof the American Civil War. It arose from uncompromised beliefs anda contest for power in a nation struggling with reunification.
THe President can veto a bill before it becomes alaw. Once a bill becomes law, the President can not changeit.However, at the risk of being impeached, he can refuse to enforceit, or enforce it selectively, enforcing only the parts he likes,the way that Obama treats the immigration laws.
The impeachment of Andrew Jackson did not come out so good. Theimpeachment trail started The Civil War.
The impeachment trial for Andrew Jackson did not turn out so good.The trial started the Civil War.
Andrew Jackson was impeached for multiple reasons includingviolating the separation of powers between the bank and the UnitedStates.