"The Situation"

General Ulysses S. Grant and Secretary of War Edwin Stanton stand beside a cannon labeled "Congress" as they face Lorenzo Thomas and President Andrew Johnson who holds a document labeled "coup d'etat." Johnson attempted to fire Stanton and replace him with Thomas and then Grant because Stanton disagreed with his Reconstruction policies. As a result Johnson was impeached by Congress for violation of the Tenure of Office Act. This cartoon originally appeared in the March 7, 1868 issue of Harper's Weekly.

Date:
March 07, 1868
Original Format:
Cartoon
Item#:
MES50443
Height:
1884px
Width:
2615px
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