Huey Long - Chapter 15-16, pgs. 384-453 Summary & Analysis

T. Harry Williams
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Chapter 15-16, pgs. 384-453 Summary and Analysis

The whole situation involving the impeachment was carried out in an emotionally charged atmosphere. Huey maintained that Standard Oil money was involved in the fight against him. There were charges of vote buying on each side. The Long faction tried to halt further charges from being delivered after the April 6 scheduled adjournment date, but was defeated.

Huey was collecting the signatures of Senators on a document known as the Round Robin saying they would not vote for impeachment because of legal irregularities in the proceedings. The Long forces moved to have the Senate vote that the impeachment charges were brought illegally but lost the vote. They won the vote on the content of the charges. Another Round Robin was written with the same fifteen senators signing it. The Long forces requested an end to the...

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