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Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States and served from April 15, 1865 to March 4, 1869.

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Why was Andrew Johnson impeached?

The main official reason was his violation of a tenure in office law which he was charged with breaking when he fired his Secretary of War, Edward Stanton. There were a lot of people in Congress that wanted him out of office and were looking for some reason to get him out. He was unpopular because, like Lincoln , he did not want to punish the defeated southern states, but rather to take them back into the union as seamlessly as possible....
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What is the us president in charge of?

The President of the United States is the official head of the United States Government. Unlike the Queen of England and U.K., which is an hereditary, mostly figurehead position (nowadays), POTUS is not. The President is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, he has the power to send troops to anywhere in the world for a limited period of time, may also call into federal service the state units of the National Guard. In times of war or national emergency, the Congress...
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Which US Presidents have been impeached?

Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were both impeached. Since some people think" impeached" means canned, sacked, fired, or given the boot. I will just clarify here that the act of impeaching is strictly a House of Representatives action. It is the House indicting the person for possible dissmissal . The trial is then held by the Senate. Neither Johnson or Clinton were convicted, so both remained in office. Other federal officials besides the President can be impeached by the House and tried by...
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Why was Bill Clinton impeached?

Clinton was impeached by The House Of Representatives, because of allegedly lying about a sexual encounter he had with a junior member of the White House staff. What really got him into trouble was lying about it under oath. He was acquitted of the charge by the Senate. For more information see related link - added below. ...
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What was the verdict of Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial?

On May 16, 1868, the Senate made three attempts to remove Johnson from office on charges of violating the Tenure of Office Act (among other things), but each time he was acquitted by a single vote (35-19). That one vote was cast by Senator Edmund Ross. He voted his conscience, but destroyed his political career in the process. He later stated that as he was about to vote he looked down into his own grave. Johnson completed his Presidential term and left...
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What did Andrew Johnson do to get impeached?

President Johnson was impeached for violating the Tenure of Office Act, but never removed from office. The Tenure of Office Act prohibited the President from firing any official who had been placed in office with the "advice and consent" of the Senate unless the Senate also approved the removal. President Johnson wanted to replace Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton, whom Lincoln had appointed Secretary of War in 1862. Stanton had informed the President that the military chain of command had been changed, and...
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What was a fundamental goal of Andrew Johnson?

to guarantee black political rights
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What where Andrew Johnson jobs before he became a president?

When he was 13 he was an apprentice to a tailor. 1824- worked as journeyman 1826- opened a tailor shop 1828- on city council 1830- mayor 1835- elected Democrat to Tennessee Legislature ...
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Did Andrew Johnson deserve to get impeached?

I would say surely not in the sense that he was such a terrible administrator or derelict in his duties. But maybe he should have had a better political sense and seen that impeachment was coming if he did not make a better effort to placate the impeachment forces. Maybe there was nothing he could do but then, perhaps a president who by no real fault of his own is unable to lead effectively deserves to be impeached. ...
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Why south hated Andrew Johnson?

I do not think they had any special hatred for him. He was elected a Senator from his home state of Tennessee after the war ended. As the president of the conquering foe, some rebels may have hated him just because of that. ...
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What personal qualities and ideals did the founding fathers share?

Patrick, A very good question! I would say that they were all men of high honor. Most of them lived lives of such personal probity that would make most people today ashamed in comparison. They were all committed to the idea of individual liberty. They thought people had certain natural rights and that it was wrong to interfere with their exercise of those rights. That was a truly revolutionary idea for the time. Furthermore they were so dedicated to that idea that...
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Why was Johnson impeached?

President Johnson was impeached for violating the Tenure of Office Act, but never removed from office. The Tenure of Office Act prohibited the President from firing any official who had been placed in office with the "advice and consent" of the Senate unless the Senate also approved the removal. President Johnson wanted to replace Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton, whom Lincoln had appointed Secretary of War in 1862. Stanton had informed the President that the military chain of command had been changed, and...
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Who did Andrew Johnson blame for the civil war?

The rich that own 90% of slave
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How old is Andrew Wyles?

Assuming the questioner is referring to the mathematician who proved Fermat's Last Theorem, then Andrew Wiles (note spelling!) is 54 -- see www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Biographies/Wiles.html ...
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Why was Andrew Johnson so unpopular?

he was unpopular because he didnt know what he was talking about and still wanted to keep slavery ...
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What was the outcome of the impeachment proceedings agianst president Johnson?

The House impeached the President, but the Senate failed to remove him. The House of Representatives voted to impeach Johnson but the Senate failed----by only one vote----to win the two-thirds majority necessary in the Senate to remove Johnson from office! ...
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Andrew Johnson economy when he was president?

Andrew Johnson's economy was ok when he was president. Although he was born poor, through his hard work he was able to make pretty delightful salaries. ...
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Who was the US President after Andrew Johnson?

Ulysses S. Grant was the US President after Andrew Johnson. Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States from 1869 March 4 to 1877 March 4. Grant was a former military general for the Union during the civil war. Much of the votes that US Grant received were based on his performance in the US Civil War. There were two Presidents Johnson. Ulysses S. Grant succeeded Andrew Johnson in 1869 and Richard Milhouse Nixon succeeded Lyndon B. Johnson in 1969. Ulysses S....
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What president was impeached for defying the Tenure of Office Act?

Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868 for violating the Tenure of Office Act. He was not removed from office. His defense questioned the constitutionality of the Act which was later rules unconstitutional. ...
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What were the outcomes of Bill Clinton's and Andrew Johnson's trials?

In both cases they were acquitted and allowed to remain in office.
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How many Senators were at President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial?

A total of 54 Senators were available to vote the day President Johnson's Senate trial ended on May 16, 1868. President Johnson was acquitted by a count of 35-19, just one vote shy of the two-thirds super majority needed for conviction. ...