Wednesday, March 5, 2008
President Andrew Johnson
This is a portrait of President Andrew Johnson. Johnson was Lincoln's Vice President, and he took office with the death of Lincoln in 1865. Johnson had a rather tumultuous presidency. It was on this day, March 5, in the year 1868 the US Senate organized a Court of Impeachment for the purpose of impeaching Johnson. The impeachment attempt failed, lacking one vote to achieve the 2/3 majority required.