How Was Andrew Johnson Get Impeached?

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Andrew Johnson “If I am shot at, I want no man to be in the way of the bullet.” These powerful words were spoken by Andrew Johnson. This quote describes how brave he was. This also explains his character. Andrew Johnson lived a tough life. Andrew Johnson was born in North Carolina and had a pretty poor childhood. He was self-taught and didn’t go to school. He married a woman named Eliza McCardle and had 5 children. However, after he grew up and became a senator, he went on to become the 17th president we know as Andrew Johnson. He was appointed after Abe Lincoln got shot. Did you know he was the first president to ever get impeached? After he vetoed the “Freemans Bureau” bill, the members of Congress overthrew the veto and he was sent to court for impeachment. Apparently, he was found innocent and after he was removed from the presidency, he decided to get re-elected for the Senate. He completed 2 tasks before he got impeached. In the beginning, Andrew was born into a poor family and lived a very poor childhood. Andrew was born in 1808 in North…show more content…
vice president in 1865, Lincoln was murdered. After Abe Lincoln got shot, he was sworn in as president 3 hours after Abe died. Therefore he didn’t beat anyone in any general election. Andrew served as the 17th president and served less than 1term. He was president from 1867-1869. After he was appointed president, he had some stuff to do. Andrew Johnson helped make the United States THE United States. First he had to bring the Southern States back together after the Civil War. It happened April 12, 1867 in the White House. He did this because he needed to include these states in the United States. Another accomplishment is when he passed the Civil Rights law. This happened in 1866 in the White House. It gave the right for the Members of Congress to vote. He did all these things, but his presidency ended before expected. Andrew Johnson also purchased Alaska from
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