Andrew Johnson Research Paper

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“An Unsettling Settlement.” Harper’s Weekly. April 17, 1869. Accessed January 23, 2018. https://archive.org/stream/harpersweeklyv13bonn#page/241/mode/2up/search/AN+UNSETTLING+SETTLEMENT. • “An Unsettling Settlement” is an article that appeared in Harper’s Weekly in the spring of 1869 that discusses and questions the Tenure of Office Act (the act is also included as one of my sources). This is the first of many primary sources that I have included in this annotated bibliography. I wanted to include this article when I argue if the Tenure of Office Act is constitutional or not and to discuss Andrew Johnson’s legacy on the presidency. “Articles of Impeachment of Andrew Johnson.” Teaching American History. Accessed January 22, 2018. http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/articles-of-impeachment-of-andrew-johnson/.…show more content…
The document was written by the radical Republicans in 1868 when Johnson had removed Stanton from office. I chose this source for my research paper because it clearly listed out all the crimes that Andrew Johnson was being charged for during his impeachment trials in 1868. In addition, this document appears in several parts throughout the paper and is one of the main focuses when discussing if Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial was justified. This was the first primary source I found for this paper and is the source I wrote about in the assignment that was turned in last…show more content…
The textbook has a good deal of information on Andrew Johnson’s role in Civil War and Reconstruction. There is also a brief chapter that is dedicated to Johnson’s impeachment trial. I mainly plan on using this source to provide background information when introducing new topics or providing context such as Reconstruction under Andrew Johnson or how Radical Republicans felt at the time. I also found the author’s bibliography to be tremendously beneficial since it has led me to find other sources to include in this
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