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Why did republicans want to remove president Johnson from office?


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2015-06-16 20:39:11
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Republicans wanted to remove President Johnson from office so that he could not oppose the reconstruction plans being proposed by the Congress.


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No. The Radical Republicans saw President Johnson as a Southern sympathizer who was a threat to their Reconstruction plans, and attempted to impeach him and remove him from office. The Republicans despised Johnson.

Senator Charles Sumner from Massachusetts lead the Radical Republicans, and spearheaded the effort to remove President Andrew Johnson from office.

The House of Representatives was controlled by Radical Republicans, who disagreed with Johnson's moderate plan for Reconstruction. Therefore, the Radical Republicans impeached Johnson to remove him from office so they could have a president who would support their plan for Reconstruction.

The radical republicans tried to remove Johnson from office by first impeaching him then trying to convict him in the Senate. He would have been convicted and removed but for one vote.

The vote in the Senate was one vote short of what was needed to remove President Johnson from office, so he was acquitted.

President Lincoln had a Republican Congress that acted...well, like Republicans. Whether one thinks acting like a Republican is a good thing or a bad one is not the issue here. Lincoln had two vice-presidents. Andrew Johnson, a Democrat, was one of them. After Lincoln was assassinated, Congress passed over Johnson's veto the Tenure of Office Act, which prohibited a president from firing any cabinet officer appointed by the last president without the consent of Congress. Johnson removed the secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, in violation of the Tenure of Office Act. This caused the Republicans in Congress to try to remove President Johnson.

The military does not have the athority to remove the president from office.

President Johnson was never removed from office; he served until his term expired. Only two US Presidents have ever been impeached: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. Both were acquitted in their Senate trials. No American President has ever been involuntarily removed from office.

Johnson ignored the provisions of the Tenure of Office Act.

The House impeached the President, but the Senate failed to remove him. The House of Representatives voted to impeach Johnson but the Senate failed----by only one vote----to win the two-thirds majority necessary in the Senate to remove Johnson from office!

When Andrew Johnson was impeached in May of 1868 when he removed Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, who had been retained after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The Radical Republicans in an effort to keep Edwin Stanton in office passed the Tenure of Office Act, which required the consent of the Senate for the President to remove a federal official from office. When Johnson removed Stanton from office anyway the impeachment trial began on the grounds that he had broken the Tenure of Office Act, becoming the first President of the United States to ever be impeached. In the end he retained his office, just shy one vote from being removed from office.

The main impeachment charge against President Johnson was that he'd violated the 1867 Tenure of Office Act by attempting to remove Secretary of War Edwin Stanton from office without the consent of the Senate.

The House of Representatives brought eleven articles of impeachment against President Andrew Johnson, most related to the violation of the Tenure of Office Act that occurred when Johnson attempted to remove Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton from office.

Both Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were impeached, but contrary to popular belief "impeach" does NOT mean "remove", but means to be formally charged with a crime. No president has ever been removed from office.

The Senate in the United States has the power to impeach the president and remove him from office. The president does have to have a trial prior to impeachment.

NO- the president can not remove members of Congress from office.

Not very well; they did everything in their power to prevent him from exercising the Executive powers of President because they saw him as a Southern sympathizer. Congress voted to reduce the number of seats on the Supreme Court during Johnson's presidency to prevent him from nominating a justice; they also impeached Johnson and attempted to remove him from office for reasons as diverse as violating the 1867 Tenure of Office Act to libeling Congress.

President Andrew Johnson faced impeachment for attempting to remove Stanton from office. It was ruled unclear whether he violated the act.

Democrat, Andrew Johnson was sympathetic to the South and wanted to remove many of the penalties against secession the Republicans had put forward. He had no sympathy for blacks either and one of his first moves was to virtually gut the Freedmen's Bureau of all its power. Basically, Johnson wanted to restore property to the plantation owners, remove any restrictions and remove federal troops from the South. The Republicans wanted to make sure the rights of the newly freed former slaves were protected, to punish the secessionists and provide steps for acceptance back into the Union (these varied according depending on whether it was Republicans or Radical Republicans).

The House of Representatives is responsible for removing the President from office, if necessary. A President can be impeached for breaking an oath.

The citizens can not directly recall a president or otherwise remove him from office.The House has available a process known as impeachmentwhich upon conviction vy the Senate can remove a president.

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