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    Andrew Johnson The day was April 15, 1865. The American Civil War had just ended a week ago when the Confederacy surrendered to the Union. Just six weeks before, Abraham Lincoln was reelected for his second term as president, and helped lead the North to victory. However, on April 15, President Lincoln was tragically assassinated in Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC. A new President would have to step up and lead the country. If the assassin’s plan had been completed, Vice President Andrew Johnson

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    all United States citizens. His vice president Andrew Johnson was sworn in, and began what is considered as one of the most disappointing presidents this country has experienced. Proving to be completely indifferent towards the moral determination for racial equality that the Union stood for, that Lincoln stood for, Johnson proved to be terrible for the Reconstruction—especially in the way that “radical” republicans desired it to be. However, Johnson was not a vicious dictator, bent on putting African

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    The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson President Andrew Johnson assumed office following Lincoln’s assassination. Johnson had his own ideas of Reconstruction and tried to take his own course of action in putting the Union back together following the Civil War. A series of bitter political quarrels between President Johnson and Radical Republicans in Congress over Reconstruction Policy in the South eventually led to his impeachment. Radical Republicans wanted to enact a far-reaching transformation of

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    old-fashioned southerner named Andrew Johnson. Although an honest and honorable man, Andrew Johnson was one of the most unfortunate Presidents. Over time there has been a controversial debate as to whether Johnson deserved to be impeached, or if it was an unconstitutional attempt by Congress to infringe upon the president's authority. The impeachment of Andrew Johnson was politically motivated. The spirit of the Jacksonian democracy inspired Andrew Johnson. In 1857, Johnson was then elected to represent

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    The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson Impeachment, in the United States and Great Britain proceeding by a legislature for the removal of office of a public official charged with misconduct in office. Impeachment compromises both the act of formulating the accusation and the resulting trial of charges; it is frequently but mistakenly taken to mean removal from office of an accused official. An impeachment trial may result in an acquittal or in a verdict of guilty. The U.S. Constitution

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    President Andrew Johnson was the first president to have been impeached in the history of America. The Congress largely dominated by the Republicans objected his position on reconstruction. He abused the Tenure of Office Act that the Congress had passed in the year 1867. When the civil war was going on in the year 1861, Johnson who was Tennessee senator was the only one who supported the Union after all the senators rejected it. Johnson managed to become a popular politician because he defended the

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    Background Andrew Johnson, the 17th president, was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 29th, 1808. At the young age of three years old, Andrew’s father. Jacob Johnson passed away while drowning in an attempt to save the life of Editor Henderson from the Raleigh Gazette in 1812. Andrew’s mother, Mary Johnson, worked hard as a seamstress and washerwoman in order to support Andrew and his three brothers, and her; but she was unable to afford to send them to school. From the age of 14 until 16

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    Directions: Read the material in Henretta's Chapter 15 related to the career and impeachment of Andrew Johnson. Use the documents to answer the question, "Did Reconstruction involve intense political conflict between political parties or political points of view? What were the policy differences underlying the case for impeachment and are they represented in the eleven charges against the President? Why or why not? Read the overview and the eleven primary documents below. Prepare a three page, double-spaced

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    Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson was born on December 29, 1808, in Raleigh, North Carolina, the youngest of two sons. His father, Jacob Johnson, was a porter who died in 1811 after saving a man from drowning. His mother, Mary McDonough Johnson supported the family by spinning and weaving cloth in their Raleigh cottage. At the age of 14, Johnson was apprenticed to a tailor. In 1843 Johnson was elected to the U.S. House of Representitives and one for following elections to retain his seat until 1853

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    Andrew Johnson was born on December 29, 1808, in Raleigh, North Carolina into a poor working class family. His father died when Andrew was only three years old attempting to rescue someone from drowning. Andrew and his brother William lived with their mother Polly and worked as indentured servants to a tailor for room and board. Both Andrew and his brother ran away from Raleigh and worked in Greenville, Tennessee as tailors. It was in Tennessee that Andrew met and married Eliza McCardle. Eliza

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