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Drawing of the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson held in the Senate Chamber.

"To no other branch of Government has the constitution assigned powers more various or important than to the Senate. [T]o this body, only, is granted a participation in all the different powers of the Government - Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary."

-Vice President John C. Calhoun, Address to the Senate, March 4, 1825.