Disavowal and Impeachment
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Following the second Bank veto, crowds again marched in Washington. Tyler was burned in effigy, but no damage was done to his residence. Tyler had initially attempted to court Whig support by retaining Harrison’s cabinet. Following the vetoes, however, the entire cabinet resigned in protest—except for Secretary of State Webster who was engaged in sensitive negotiations. (Webster would later resign and was replaced by archenemy John C. Calhoun.)
Clay continued to submit bills to Tyler; Tyler continued to issue vetoes. Clay resigned from the Senate, intent upon seeking the presidency for himself in 1844.
In early 1843, a number of ardent Whigs in the House of Representatives introduced a resolution of impeachment against Tyler. Despite their anger over the vetoes, other Whigs refused to support this radical move and the measure was defeated.
LII's Focus on Impeachment
Hull, Impeachment in America 1635-1805, Yale Univ. Press (1984) Thomas Kingsley, The Federal Impeachment Process: A Bibliographic Guide to English and American Precedence, Cornell University Libraries (1974) Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, The ...
Andrew Johnson's Impeachment
Grant. The House of Representatives immediately began impeachment proceedings, impeaching the president by a vote of 126 in favor of impeachment to forty-seven opposed on February 24, 1868. James Ashley, a representative from Toledo, Ohio ...
Vote to Impeach Andrew Johnson
... 10 days later had the same result: one vote short of the two-thirds majority required to convict. What did Johnson do that led to his impeachment and near arrest? page 1 of 3 Library Of Congress | Legal Notices | Privacy | Site Map | Contact ...