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Andrew Johnson
Civil War Encyclopedia >> People - Union Political
December 20, 1861 The Select Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is seated.
  Committee on the Conduct of the War
March 3, 1862 Abraham Lincoln appoints Andrew Johnson to be military governor of Tennessee Tennessee
  Abraham Lincoln
November 8, 1864 Republican Abraham Lincoln defeats Democrat George McClellan to serve a second term as President of the United States. Andrew Johnson, a unionist from Tennessee is his Vice President
  Abraham Lincoln
  Election of 1864
  George McClellan
  Republican Party
  Democratic Party
March 4, 1865 Lincoln outlines his second term talking directly to the Confederate people "...with malice toward none; with charity for all..." Andrew Johnson, replacing Henry Hamlin as Vice-president gives a rambling, drunk speech. He had been given too much whiskey as medicine by a doctor.
  Abraham Lincoln
  Lincoln's Second Inaugural Speech [Full Text]
April 15, 1865 Abraham Lincoln dies in a boardinghouse opposite Ford's Theater. Andrew Johnson takes the oath of office.
  Abraham Lincoln
April 24, 1865 General William T. Sherman [US] learns of President Johnson's rejection of his surrender terms to Joe Johnston. General Grant, who personally delivered the message, orders Sherman to commence operations against Johnson within 48 hours. Sherman is incensed but obeys orders. North Carolina
  Joseph E. Johnston
  William Tecumseh Sherman
May 10, 1865 President Johnson declares armed resistance at an end
  The Civil War
May 29, 1865 Andrew Johnson grants a Presidential pardon to those who directly or indirectly aided the Southern war effort. He restored property rights to the South with the exception of slaves. Unlike Lincoln's declaration in December, 1863, Johnson creates an exception for property owners whose holdings total $20,000 dollars or more.
June 10, 1865 President Johnson appoints William Starkey as provisional governor of Mississippi Mississippi
June 30, 1865 Andrew Johnson names Benjamin F. Perry provisional governor of South Carolina South Carolina
July 13, 1865 President Andrew Johnson appoints William Marvin provisional governor of Florida Florida
December 4, 1865 President Andrew Johnson appoints the Joint Committee on Reconstruction to determine which Southern states are entitled to representation in Congress
August 8, 1867 President Andrew Johnson demands the resignation of Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War.
February 21, 1868 President Andrew Johnson removes Edwin Stanton from office and informs the Senate of his actions
  Edwin Stanton
March 13, 1868 The Impeachment Trial of Andrew Johnson opens. He is charged with violation of the Tenure of Office Act
May 16, 1868 The Senate votes 35 guilty, 19 not guilty in the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. It is one vote shy of the necessary 2/3rds majority.
June 25, 1868 Congress passes congressional representation for North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Louisiana over President Andrew Johnson's veto Alabama
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July 19, 1868 3rd Reconstruction Act is passed over the veto of President Andrew Johnson
December 25, 1868 President Andrew Johnson grants amnesty to all who participated in the insurrection or rebellion against the United States.


Andrew Johnson

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Andrew Johnson was last changed on - December 3, 2006
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