Worst Presidents: Andrew Johnson (1865-1869)
Andrew Johnson has risen in scholarly dis-esteem since the ... Lincoln selected him as his running mate in 1864, and Johnson became the 17th president only a month after being sworn in as vice president. Unfortunately, his subsequent battles with Radical ...
The forgotten man who almost became president after Lincoln
Booth’s full plot included killing Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson, and Secretary of State William Seward ... father during Powell’s assassination attempt. (He would recover after Powell pistol-whipped him.) From what we know about Lafayette ...
This week in history: President Andrew Johnson survives impeachment
Lincoln selected Andrew Johnson to be his running mate. A Tennessee Democrat, Johnson had been the only Southern senator to remain loyal to the Union during the Civil War. After Lincoln's assassination in April 1865, Johnson was sworn in as president.
Why President Andrew Johnson was impeached, and why we should care today
Who were the only two presidents to be impeached? Answer: Andrew Johnson, who served out Lincoln’s second term after the assassination, and Bill Clinton. Nope, can’t count Richard Nixon on a technicality. He resigned before the House could vote up the ...
Andrew Johnson, One Of The Worst U.S. Presidents
Andrew Johnson, the so-called accidental president, is often cited among America's worst ... had he any inkling that just a few weeks after that telling moment, an assassin's bullet would place the political fate of African Americans into the hands of ...