The William Belknap impeachment - some historical background

dc.contributor.authorZander, Cecily Nelson
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-05T16:15:29Z
dc.date.available2024-02-05T16:15:29Z
dc.date.issued2021-02-10
dc.descriptionArticle originally published by Emerging Civil War. English. Published February 2021. https://emergingcivilwar.com/2021/02/10/the-william-belknap-impeachment-some-historical-background/. Permission to deposit this file has been obtained directly from the publisher. Please read the faculty member's entry in the Project INDEX Master Sheet for more information about the publisher communications.
dc.description.abstractWhen American author Mark Twain referred to the postbellum United States as living through a ‘Gilded Age’ he almost certainly had in mind the excesses exhibited by men like William Belknap, whose term as Secretary of War in the cabinet of President Ulysses S. Grant ultimately exposed the rot of political cronyism and the failures of postbellum political reform. For his involvement in what is now known as the “trader post scandal,” Belknap was impeached by Congress, after he resigned from his cabinet post, in the first impeachment trial of a private citizen who had left public office.
dc.identifier.citationThis is the published version of an article that is available at https://emergingcivilwar.com/2021/02/10/the-william-belknap-impeachment-some-historical-background/. Recommended citation: Zander, C. N. (2021, February 10). The William Belknap impeachment - some historical background. Emerging Civil War. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/15667
dc.identifier.urihttps://emergingcivilwar.com/2021/02/10/the-william-belknap-impeachment-some-historical-background/
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherEmerging Civil War
dc.subjectCredit Mobilier
dc.subjectGrant's presidency
dc.subjectImpeachment
dc.subjectJohn Rawlins
dc.subjectUlysses S. Grant
dc.subjectWhiskey Ring
dc.subjectWilliam Belknap
dc.titleThe William Belknap impeachment - some historical background
dc.typeArticle

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