John Covode’s Resolution to Impeach Andrew Johnson, 1868

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Representative John Covode’s (PA) Resolution to Impeach President Andrew Johnson, February 21, 1868

Representative Covode’s scribbled motion to impeach President Johnson brought to a climax the president’s clashes with Congress over Reconstruction and executive authority. Covode’s motion passed three days later.

Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

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