Almost Impeached: Who Was Andrew Johnson?
Andrew Johnson for Teachers & Students
Looking for great YouTube video clips, books, and free worksheets and lapbooks for teaching and/or learning about President Andrew Johnson? Here you will find my favorite picks we used while studying the individual Presidents of the United States.
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Vice President Andrew Johnson became our President
after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 15, 1865.
Assassination plans had been made against Johnson as well,
but his would-be assassin decided to not carry through with the plans.
He instead headed to a local bar.
Just the Facts on Our 17th President
Presidential Term: 1865-1869
Political Party: Democratic
Vice President: None
Birthplace: North Carolina
Yearly Salary as President: $25,000
First Lady: Eliza McCardle Johnson
Johnson's main issue was how to readmit the Southern states and how to respond to those who rebelled. Andrew Johnson wanted to be more lenient with the Southerns than the legislative branch desired. He was a strong supporter of states rights, and still believed that states should decide on the suffrage of former slaves.
Worksheets, Lapbooks, Recipes, & Trivia We Found Helpful
Andrew Johnson for Teachers offers links to free worksheets, book suggestions, general information and trivia, interactive computer games, and more related to president Andrew Johnson.
Andrew Johnson Printables provides free worksheets and coloring sheets related to president Andrew Johnson.
Presidents Lapbook provides free lapbook pages for each of the Presidents of the United States.
Andrew Johnson's Favorite Red Rice and Sweet Potato Pudding Recipes provides recipes for Andrew Johnson's favorite foods, Red Rice and Sweet Potato Pudding, and also includes a a description of some of his other favorite dishes.
Presidential Statistics and Points of Interest includes an overview of Andrew Johnson's life and some fun points of interest.
Good Overview of Andrew Johnson
These were our favorite YouTube clips that cover Johnson's presidency. They are all appropriate for children to watch.
Timeline of Major Events During Johnson's Presidency
13th Amendment = Abolishes slavery
Jesse James' first bank robbery
Civil Rights Act of 1866 passed even after Johnson's veto
(later becomes the 14th Amendment)
Tennessee readmitted to Union
(the first Confederate state to be readmitted)
Nebraska admitted as 37th state
First Reconstruction Act
Second Reconstruction Act passed even after Johnson's veto
Third Reconstruction Act passed even after Johnson's veto
Department of Education created
Alaska purchased from Russia
President Johnson is almost impeached
(needing 1 more Senate vote for 2/3 of the majority
required for formal impeachment)
6 Confederate States (FL, AL, LA, GA, NC & SC) are readmitted
14th Amendment = Citizenship for all ex-slaves
Thomas Edison patents his first invention
Andrew Johnson Presidential Dollar
Our Favorite Books on Andrew Johnson
This was our favorite picture book. The fun illustrations kept the attention of even my youngest children.
We really enjoyed this book that combines drawing/art with the life of Andrew Johnson.
Both this and "Andy Johnson: The Tailor Who Became President" by Milton Lomask are the best chapter books on Andrew Johnson.
This is another fine chapter book option.
In an effort to ensure that Republicans would remain in power, the Radical Republicans of congress sought to enfranchise all black people, who would most likely vote for Republicans. They succeeded, even overturning Johnson's vetoes, through their passage of the 14th Amendment.
After Congress overturned Johnson's veto of the Tenure of Office Act in 1867, Andrew Johnson reacted by attempting to fire the Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton. In response, in 1868 Congress tried to impeach him for "high crimes and misdemeanors." The impeachment trial lasted from March through May. The House of Representatives voted to impeach him but the Senate was short one vote of the two-thirds majority required to impeach him.