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On February 24, 1868 three days after Johnson's dismissal of Stanton, the House of Representatives voted 126 to 47 in favor of a resolution to impeach the President for high crimes and misdemeanors. The two sponsors of the resolution, Thaddeus Stevens and John A. Bingham, were immediately dispatched to inform the Senate that the House had officially voted for impeachment.

One week later, the House adopted eleven articles of impeachment against the President. The articles charged Johnson with:

  1. Dismissing Edwin Stanton from office after the Senate had voted not to concur with his dismissal and had ordered him reinstated.
  2. Appointing Thomas Secretary of War ad interim despite the lack of vacancy in the office, since the dismissal of Stanton had been invalid.
  3. Appointing Thomas without the required advice and consent of the Senate.
  4. Conspiring, with Thomas and "other persons to the House of Representatives unknown," to unlawfully prevent Stanton from continuing in office.
  5. Conspiring to unlawfully curtail faithful execution of the Tenure of Office Act.
  6. Conspiring to "seize, take, and possess the property of the United States in the Department of War."
  7. Conspiring to "seize, take, and possess the property of the United States in the Department of War" with specific intent to violate the Tenure of Office Act.
  8. Issuing to Thomas the authority of the office of Secretary of War with unlawful intent to "control the disbursements of the moneys appropriated for the military service and for the Department of War."
  9. Issuing to Major General William H. Emory orders with unlawful intent to violate the Tenure of Office Act.
  10. Making three speeches with intent to show disrespect for the Congress among the citizens of the United States.
  11. conspiring to obstruct justice by instructing the Plumbers to block the GAI investigation
  12. Abuse of Power by Firing the Special Prosecutor for the PS2 Borrowing Trial
  13. Contempt of Congress and senate by not giving back the PS2 and not releasing reasonable material (via Nixon Tapes).
  14. ordering the secret bombing of the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee HQs in Terre Haute to with intent to disrespect appropriate authorities
  15. Failure to pay Taxes by going the path of isolationism
  16. Melvin did knowingly violate the rules governing pledge recruitment by enacting isolationist policies
  17. for the 5th consecutive semester Melvin has established a below-average aggregate score grade rating
  18. Melvin's Watergate plumbers were concealing weapons arms and cashe firearms to its members during mid-term examination week.
  19. reports of several disobedient acts of perversion by Melvin and his Watergate Conspirators so profound and disgusting that the decorum prohibits listing Melvin in several locales

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