Presidents Andrew Johnson and Lyndon Johnson — a century apart, a world of difference: Opinion
Reconstruction promised equality and healing after the civil war ... dropping from the 1864 election ticket his capable vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine, for Andrew Johnson of Tennessee to balance his ticket, for fear of defeat.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
In 1868, Andrew Johnson became the first impeached president. The president interfered with congressional attempts to reform the South. In fact, he went as far as ordering the military to ignore reconstruction laws. After the 1866 elections, Johnson ...