The First Impeachment

The First Impeachment

  • ISBN-13: 9780865545977
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In 1797 land speculator Blount, serving as US senator from Tennessee, was discovered to be plotting to invade Spanish-held Louisiana and Florida with British help to facilitate the western spread of the US. Melton (law, U. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) recounts his impeachment by the House of Representatives, the first such action since the Constitution was adopted a decade earlier. He notes that because many of the framers of the Constitution took part in the proceedings, the case reveals their original intent. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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