The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
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Introduction
The following is a list of the characters who play a role in this trial.  Following each name is a list of the background reading material from Harper's Weekly which will define the character and his relationship to the impeachment and/or Andrew Johnson.

 

William H. Blunt, the fictional editor of a heavily Democratic newspaper, supportive of the positions of President Andrew Johnson. (Read widely! Produce a newspaper covering events at the trial every other day.)

 

 
Martina Wader, the fictional editor of a pro-Radical Republican newspaper, strongly favoring impeachment and conviction of President Johnson. (Read widely! Produce a newspaper covering events at the trial every other day.)

 

 
Andrew Johnson See the Biography of Andrew Johnson for more information.

President Andrew Johnson

May 13, 1865, page 289

Andrew Johnson
September 15, 1866, page 584

The President’s Fidelity
December 9, 1865 page 771

The Veto Message
March 3, 1866 page 130

The President’s Speech
March 10, 1866, page 147

The Civil Rights Bill
April 14, 1866 page 226

The Civil Rights Bill
April 21, 1866 page 243

The Congressional Plan of Reorganization
May 12, 1866 page 290

The Case Stated
August 4, 1866 page 482

What Next?
October 27, 1866 page 674

Shall the President be Impeached?
November 3, 1866 page 690

Congress
December 22, 1866 page 803

Impeachment
January 26, 1867 page 50

The Result
March 30, 1867 page 194

The Southern Commanders
April 6, 1867, page 218

The Debate upon Impeachment
March 23, 1867 page 178

Congress
February 2, 1867, page 67

Impeachment Postponed
July 27, 1867 page 467

The Secretary of War
August 24, 1867 page 530

Secretary Grant
August 31, 1867 page 546

A Desperate Man
August 13, 1867 page 546

The Political Situation
September 7, 1867 page 562

Impeachment
October 5, 1867 page 626

The Main Question
October 5, 1867 pages 626-627

"Disregarding" The Law
November 2, 1867 page 691

Impeachment
December 14, 1867 page 786

The President’s Message
December 14, 1867, page 787

General Grant’s Letter
January 1, 1868 page 2

The President, Mr. Stanton and General Grant
February 1, 1868 page 66

Impeachment of President Johnson
March 7, 1868, page 147

The President and the Law
March 7, 1868 page 146

Impeachment
March 14, 1868 page 162-163

The Impeachment
March 14, 1868, page 163

Ribaldry as an Impeachable Offense
March 21, 1868 page 179

The President’s Power over the Cabinet
March 28, 1868 page 194

The Precedent of Impeachment
March 28, 1868 page 194

The President and the Law
April 4, 1868 page 210

The Opening of the President’s Counsel
April 25, 1868 page 258

 

 
Prosecuting Attorneys

Andrew Johnson
September 15, 1866, page 584

The President’s Experiment
September 30, 1865, page 610

The Veto Message
March 3, 1866 page 130

The President’s Speech
March 10, 1866, page 147

Radicalism and Conservatism
April 29, 1866, page 242

The Civil Rights Bill
April 14, 1866 page 226

The Civil Rights Bill
April 21, 1866 page 243

The Congressional Plan of Reorganization
May 12, 1866 page 290

The Final Report of the Reconstruction Committee
June 23, 1866, page 387

The Report of the Congressional Committee
June 23, 1866 page 386

The Case Stated
August 4, 1866 page 482

What Next?
October 27, 1866 page 674

Shall the President be Impeached?
November 3, 1866 page 690

Congress
December 22, 1866 page 803

Impeachment
January 26, 1867 page 50

The Southern Commanders
April 6, 1867, page 218

The Debate upon Impeachment
March 23, 1867 page 178

Congress
February 2, 1867, page 67

How Long?
June 29, 1867 page 402

Impeachment Postponed
July 27, 1867 page 467

The Secretary of War
August 24, 1867 page 530

Secretary Grant
August 31, 1867 page 546

A Desperate Man
August 13, 1867 page 546

Impeachment
October 5, 1867 page 626

The Main Question
October 5, 1867 pages 626-627

"Disregarding" The Law
November 2, 1867 page 691

General Grant’s Letter
January 1, 1868 page 2

The President, Mr. Stanton and General Grant
February 1, 1868 page 66

Impeachment of President Johnson
March 7, 1868, page 147

The President and the Law
March 7, 1868 page 146

Impeachment
March 14, 1868 page 162-163

The Impeachment
March 14, 1868, page 163

The Removability of Public Officers
March 21, 1868 page 178-179

Ribaldry as an Impeachable Offense
March 21, 1868 page 179

Cartoon: This Little Boy Would Persist...
March 21, 1868, page 192

The President’s Power over the Cabinet
March 28, 1868 page 194

The Precedent of Impeachment
March 28, 1868 page 194

The President and the Law
April 4, 1868 page 210

The Evidence against the President
April 18, 1868 page 242

The End of the Trial
May 9, 1868 page 290

 

 
Defense Attorneys

Andrew Johnson
September 15, 1866, page 584

The President’s Fidelity
December 9, 1865 page 771

The President’s Speech
March 10, 1866, page 147

The Civil Rights Bill
April 14, 1866 page 226

The Civil Rights Bill
April 21, 1866 page 243

The Congressional Plan of Reorganization
May 12, 1866 page 290

The Final Report of the Reconstruction Committee
June 23, 1866, page 387

The Report of the Congressional Committee
June 23, 1866 page 386

The Case Stated
August 4, 1866 page 482

What Next?
October 27, 1866 page 674

Shall the President be Impeached?
November 3, 1866 page 690

Congress
December 22, 1866 page 803

Impeachment
January 26, 1867 page 50

Adjournment of Congress
April 13, 1867 page 226

The Result
March 30, 1867 page 194

The Southern Commanders
April 6, 1867, page 218

The Debate upon Impeachment
March 23, 1867 page 178

Congress
February 2, 1867, page 67

Impeachment Postponed
July 27, 1867 page 467

The Secretary of War
August 24, 1867 page 530

Secretary Grant
August 31, 1867 page 546

A Desperate Man
August 13, 1867 page 546

Impeachment
October 5, 1867 page 626

The Main Question
October 5, 1867 pages 626-627

"Disregarding" The Law
November 2, 1867 page 691

Impeachment
December 14, 1867 page 786

General Grant’s Letter
January 1, 1868 page 2

Impeachment of President Johnson
March 7, 1868, page 147

The President and the Law
March 7, 1868 page 146

Impeachment
March 14, 1868 page 162-163

The Impeachment
March 14, 1868, page 163

The Removability of Public Officers
March 21, 1868 page 178-179

Ribaldry as an Impeachable Offense
March 21, 1868 page 179

The President’s Power over the Cabinet
March 28, 1868 page 194

The Precedent of Impeachment
March 28, 1868 page 194

The President and the Law
April 4, 1868 page 210

The Opening of the President’s Counsel
April 25, 1868 page 258

The Impeachment Trial
April 18, 1868, page 244

 

 
John A. Logan See the Biography of John A. Logan for more information.

Illustration: President Johnson Pardoning Rebels
October 14, 1865, page 641

General Logan upon Reorganization
September 20, 1865, page 611

The President’s Experiment
September 30, 1865 page 610

Impeachment and General Butler
December 15, 1866 page 786

lllustration: The Impeachment Committee
March 14, 1868, page 164

 

 
Lyman Trumbull See the Biography of Lyman Trumbull for more information.

Congress
February 10, 1866, page 83

A Long Step Forward
January 27, 1866 page 50

The Veto Message
March 3, 1866 page 130

The Congressional Plan of Reorganization
May 12, 1866 page 290

The Dissenting Senators
June 6, 1868 page 354

 

 
Thaddeus Stevens See the Biography of Thaddeus Stevens for more information.

The President’s Speech
March 10, 1866, page 147

Radicalism and Conservatism
April 29, 1866, page 242

The Congressional Plan of Reorganization
May 12, 1866 page 290

The Final Report of the Reconstruction Committee
June 23, 1866, page 387

The Report of the Congressional Committee
June 23, 1866 page 386

Congress
December 22, 1866 page 803

The Main Question
October 5, 1867 pages 626-627

The President and the Law
March 7, 1868 page 146

Illustration: Thaddeus Stevens and John A. Bingham Before the Senate
March 14, 1868, page 161

The Impeachment
March 14, 1868, page 163

lllustration: The Impeachment Committee
March 14, 1868, page 164

 

 
Charles Sumner See the Biography of Charles Sumner for more information.

The President’s Speech
March 10, 1866, page 147

Radicalism and Conservatism
April 29, 1866, page 242

Congress
February 2, 1867, page 67

The President’s Speech
March 10, 1866, page 147

 

 
Alexander Stephens See the Biography of Alexander Stephens for more information.

The Civil Rights Bill

April 21, 1866 page 243

The Report of the Congressional Committee
June 23, 1866 page 386

The New Orleans Report
October 20, 1866 page 658

The Result
March 30, 1867 page 194

 

 
William Pitt Fessenden
See the Biography for William Pitt Fessenden of more information.

The Congressional Plan of Reorganization

May 12, 1866 page 290

The Final Report of the Reconstruction Committee
June 23, 1866, page 387

The Dissenting Senators
June 6, 1868 page 354

 

 
John A. Bingham See the Biography of John A. Bingham for more information.

The Congressional Plan of Reorganization

May 12, 1866 page 290

Impeachment and General Butler
December 15, 1866 page 786

Illustration: Thaddeus Stevens and John A. Bingham Before the Senate
March 14, 1868, page 161

lllustration: The Impeachment Committee
March 14, 1868, page 164

The Impeachment Managers
March 21, 1868, page 179

 

 
William H. Seward See the Biography of William H. Seward for more information.

The Report of the Congressional Committee

June 23, 1866 page 386

 

 
Ulysses S. Grant See the Biography of Ulysses S. Grant for more information.

The New Orleans Report

October 20, 1866 page 658

The Southern Commanders
April 6, 1867, page 218

Secretary Grant
August 31, 1867 page 546

The Political Situation
September 7, 1867 page 562

General Grant’s Letter
January 1, 1868 page 2

Impeachment
March 14, 1868 page 162-163

 

 
Philip H. Sheridan

The New Orleans Massacre
March 30, 1867, page 202

The Southern Commanders
April 6, 1867, page 218

The Political Situation
September 7, 1867 page 562

Impeachment
October 5, 1867 page 626

General Grant’s Letter
January 1, 1868 page 2

 

 
George S. Boutwell See the Biography of George S. Boutwell for more information.

What Next?

October 27, 1866 page 674

Shall the President be Impeached?
November 3, 1866 page 690

lllustration: The Impeachment Committee
March 14, 1868, page 164

The End of the Trial
May 9, 1868 page 290

 

 
Benjamin F. Butler See the Biography of Benjamin F. Butler for more information.

What Next?

October 27, 1866 page 674

Shall the President be Impeached?
November 3, 1866 page 690

Impeachment and General Butler
December 15, 1866 page 786

The Debate upon Impeachment
March 23, 1867 page 178

The End of Impeachment
June 22, 1867 page 386

The Evidence against the President
April 18, 1868 page 242

The Impeachment Trial
April 18, 1868, page 244

 

 
James M. Ashley See the Biography of James M. Ashley for more information.

Impeachment

January 26, 1867 page 50

The Debate upon Impeachment
March 23, 1867 page 178

The End of Impeachment
June 22, 1867 page 386

 

 
Edwin M. Stanton See the Biography of Edwin M. Stanton for more information.

Congress and Impeachment

February 16, 1867 page 98

The Secretary of War
August 24, 1867 page 530

Cartoon: Samson Agonistes at Washington
August 24, 1867, page 544

Secretary Grant
August 31, 1867 page 546

A Desperate Man
August 13, 1867 page 546

Impeachment
October 5, 1867 page 626

"Disregarding" The Law
November 2, 1867 page 691

Impeachment of President Johnson
March 7, 1868, page 147

The President and the Law
March 7, 1868 page 146

Cartoon: The Situation
March 7, 1868, Page 160

Impeachment
March 14, 1868 page 162-163

The Impeachment
March 14, 1868, page 163

The President’s Power over the Cabinet
March 28, 1868 page 194

 

 
Lorenzo Thomas See the Biography of Lorenzo Thomas for more information.

Impeachment of President Johnson
March 7, 1868, page 147

Impeachment
March 14, 1868 page 162-163

The Impeachment
March 14, 1868, page 163

Illustration: Lorenzo Thomas
May 7, 1864, page 300

The President’s Power over the Cabinet
March 28, 1868 page 194

 

 
James Brooks See the Biography of James Brooks for more information.

The President and the Law

March 7, 1868 page 146

 

 
James W. Grimes See the Biography of James W. Grimes for more information.

The Dissenting Senators

June 6, 1868 page 354
 

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