Includes the 22 issues of the Congressional Record containing the procedures for implementing the articles of impeachment and the proceedings of the impeachment trial of President William Jefferson Clinton. Consists of Congressional Record, V. 145, No. 1-26, and Congressional Record Index, V. 145, No. 1-3.
This set contains the 22 issues of the Congressional Record from January 6, 1999 through February 12, 1999, and includes the procedures for implementing the articles of impeachment and the proceedings of the impeachment trial of Pres. William J. Clinton.
While it is commonly known that Andrew Johnson was the first president to be impeached, less well known are the circumstances that led to the unsuccessful campaign to remove him from office. This account of Johnson's political life in Washington (including brief coverage of his early career in Tennessee) focuses on his conflict with the Radical Republicans, a group of fanatical abolitionists who, after Lincoln's assassination, sought to dominate American government and punish the South as harshly as possible. Johnson's focus on healing the nation and his refusal to submit to the Radicals' demands led to his impeachment. Though Johnson was acquitted, his impeachment clearly illustrates the danger when one branch of government tries to dominate the others. This chronicle of the first U.S. presidential impeachment covers in detail the political forces that nearly removed him from office. Numerous illustrations, a bibliography and an index are included.
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)