1. President Jackson has violated the separation of powers in his actions to destroy the Bank of the United States



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The Impeachment Trial of Andrew Jackson

Articles of Impeachment against President Jackson




     1. 
President Jackson has violated the separation
 of powers in his actions to destroy the Bank of
 the United States.

     2.  President Jackson violated states' rights in his


 dealings with South Carolina in the nullification
 crisis.

     3.  President Jackson violated laws, treaties, and


 Supreme Court orders in his dealings with
 Native Americans.

You should make yourself familiar with the Articles of the Constitution that relate to the charges pending against President Jackson: Article I Section 8, Article II, Article III, and the 10th Amendment

Players:

Andrew Jackson

Nik



Martin Van Buren

Jackson attorney

Elvira


Roger Taney

Jackson Attorney

Kyle O


John C. Calhoun

Prosecuting

Attorney

Shane



Robert Hayne

Prosecuting Attorney

Lauren G.


Henry Clay

Zoe


Governor Wilson Lumpkin

Veronica


Daniel Webster

Hannah



John Marshall

Lydia


John Quincy Adams

Christoph



Sequoia (George Guess)

Ayshe



Osceola

Graham



Nicholas Biddle

Phoebe



Senator William Henry Harrison

John A


Senator Zachary Taylor

Pierri


Senator Hugh White

Ana


Senator

Willie Person

Magnum

Andy L


Senator James

Buchanan


Alaina

Senator Thomas Ewing


Senator

William Hendricks

Victoria


Senator William R. King

Tina


Senator

Samuel McKean

Heather


Senator

Thomas Hart

Benton

Jessie


Senator

Thomas Morris

Sarah


Senator

John Crittenden

Daniel P


Issues:

Spoils System

Indian Removal

Seminole War

Bank War

Tariff of 1832

Nullification Controversy

Force Bill


Format:

We will use the British system in which the jury (=Senate) may ask questions at any time. Where the question is put directly to lawyers from one side, the other will also be permitted opportunity to answer it.



Day 1 of the trial: Articles of Impeachment read and:

  • The prosecution team, Calhoun and Hayne, will begin with an opening statement followed by Van Buren and Taney’s opening statement.

  • Witnesses for the Prosecution called defense attorneys may cross-examine each witness

Day 2 of the trial. Defense witnesses, prosecution may cross-examine.

  • Closing statements and Senate vote


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