Today in Legal History…February 24, 1868

Today in Legal History…February 24, 1868

POSTED: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 12:52pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:58pm

President Andrew Johnson is impeached. Johnson was at odds with Congress over reconstruction. Finally, Congress passed a law forbidding him from dismissing nay of his cabinet without Congressional approval. He did so the house impeached him. Only one other President, Clinton, has been impeached.