ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
February 24, 1868
United States President Andrew Johnson Becomes the
First to be Impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives
On this day in 1868, President Andrew Johnson was impeached by the House of Representatives for violating the
Tenure of Office Act. He was later acquitted in the Senate.
Johnson became president after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He presided over the first phase of the
Reconstruction period after the American Civil War but was not very popular with some of the Republicans in the