The Saturday Evening Post History Minute: The Man Who Saved Andrew Johnson’s Presidency

On May 16, 1868, Andrew Johnson avoided being removed from the presidency by the vote of one senator, Edmund Ross. Was Ross a constitutional hero or a shameless opportunist?

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On May 16, 1868, Andrew Johnson avoided being removed from the presidency by the vote of one senator, Edmund Ross. Was Ross a constitutional hero or a shameless opportunist?

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  1. Interesting feature here on circumstances of the first President Johnson. After viewing and listening, I must conclude Mr. Ross was primarily as a shameless opportunist who certainly wished to be viewed as a constitutional hero.

    His shenanigans would be right at home in today’s carnival-toned administration, and sheds light on some bizarre political commonalities of the 19th and 21st centuries.

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