The Presidents of the USA
Impeachment — Purchase of Alaska — Reconstruction
The Tennessee Tailor
16th Vice President of USA
key background fact:
Vice President. Became President after Lincoln’s assassination
Brigadier General of Volunteers - military governor of Tennessee
5: 3 boys 2 girls
Eliza McCardle (1827)
"Slavery exists. It is black in the South, and white in the North."
actions & events
- 1865 Amnesty
- 1867 Reconstruction Act & Office Tenure Act by Congress
- Nebraska in the union
- 1867 Purchase of Alaska
- 1868 Impeachment
- The first President to be impeached
His wife taught him to read and count, when he was 20.
For a period, he was a tailor.
The only Southern senator to remain in his seat and refuse to join the Confederacy
His conflict with Congress and his impeachment weakened the Presidency for decades. He is considered one the worst American presidents. But he got Alaska. And Reconstruction was a major policy..
Andrew Johnson’s impeachment