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Andrew Johnson Timeline


Short Biography of President Andrew Johnson
Lifespan: 1808 - 1875
Born on December 29, 1808 in Raleigh, North Carolina
Andrew Johnson died on July 31, 1875 in Carter's Station, Tennessee
Seventeenth President of America - His term in office was from 1865 to 1869

Why was Andrew Johnson famous?
Andrew Johnson was famous as the seventeenth President of the United States of America. He served in office following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and was the first President to be impeached, although he was never convicted.

The next US President was Ulysses S. Grant.

1808

 

Born on December 29, 1808 in Raleigh, North Carolina

1827

 

Andrew Johnson married Eliza McCardle Johnson on May 17, 1827. They had 5 children

1830

 

Indian Removal Act
Oregon Trail opens

1831

 

Nat Turner's revolt

1832

 

Black Hawk War
Seminole War begins
Department of Indian Affairs established

1830-33

 

Served as Alderman of Greeneville, Tennessee, 1830-33

1834

 

Elected Mayor of Greeneville, Tennessee, 1834

1835-43

 

Member of Tennessee State Legislature, 1835-43

1835

 

Texas War for Independence begins

1837

 

Battle of the Alamo

1838

 

1838-1839: The Trail of Tears

1843-53

 

Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1843-53

1846

 

Mexican-American War begins.

1853-57

 

Governor of Tennessee, 1853-57

1857-62

 

United States Senator, 1857-62

1859

 

Oregon admission to the US
Harper's Ferry Raid

1860

 

Pony Express begins

1861

 

The American Civil War, also called the War between the States, was waged from April 1861 until April 1865. The 4 year war was between the federal government of the United States and 11 Southern states that asserted their right to secede (withdraw) from the Union. Abraham Lincolnwas the central figure of the American Civil War. Andrew Johnson served in the Civil War.

1862-65

 

Military Governor of Tennessee, 1862-65

1863

 

Battle of Gettysburg

1864

 

Sand Creek Massacre

1865

 

Abraham Lincoln assassinated
United States Civil War ends

1865

 

Vice President, 1865 (under Lincoln)

1865

 

1865 Andrew Johnson became the President of the United States of America

1865

 

During his presidency he was involved in Reconstruction (1865–1877), the system of bringing the Southern states back into the Unites States after the Civil War.
Thirteenth Amendment Ratified (1865)

1867

 

Alaska Purchased (1867)

1868

 

Impeachment Proceedings (1868) Johnson breached the Tenure of Office Act by removing Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War, from his cabinet without the consent of Congress.
Fourteenth Amendment Ratified (1868)

1869

 

1869 The Presidency of Andrew Johnson ended

1866

 

Civil Rights Act of 1866
Ku Klux Klan founded

1867

 

Alaska Purchase from Russia

1875

 

United States Senator, 1875

1875

 

Andrew Johnson died of a stroke on July 31, 1875 near Carter's Station, Tennessee.

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