17 Andrew Johnson

17 Andrew Johnson - Leah Betten Mr. Bickerstaff Period 3...

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Leah Betten Mr. Bickerstaff Period 3 12/3/06 ANDREW JOHNSON I. President: Andrew Johnson A. December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875 II. States: A. North Carolina born B. Tennessee (living in MD, b/c Vice Pres.) delegate for President III. Educational and Occupational background A. Education 1. No schooling 2. Apprentice tailor 3. Shop foreman and a doctor would read aloud to him from collection of world’s great orations 4. Taught self to read B. Occupational 1. Military Service a. Civil War (1862-1865) – President Abraham Lincoln appointed Johnson military governor of Tennessee w/ rank brigadier general 2. Congressional a. Alderman of Greeneville (1828-1830) b. Mayor of Greeneville (1830-1833) c. Member of Tennessee House of Representatives (1835-1837, 1839-1841) d. Tennessee State senator (1841-1843) e. U.S. Representative (1843-1853) f. Governor of Tennessee (1853-1857) g. U.S. Senator (1857-1862) h. Military Governor of Tennessee (1862-1864) i. Vice President (March-April 1865) – succeeded Pres. Abraham Lincoln IV. Dates of the terms of office A. 1865 – 1869 (succession) V. Prominent issues in each election A. None – no election; succession of President Abraham Lincoln after Lincoln’s assassination B. sworn in as president April 15, 1865 VI. Opponent(s) by term – none. VII. Vice President: none VIII. Political party: Democratic IX. Domestic Happenings A. Beginning of reconstruction (1865) – Johnson's goal in reconstruction: to continue the work of Lincoln, finishing his process of lenient reconstruction; Once the
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states returned to the Union → allowed to govern themselves and choose congressional representative 1. One of the first things done by many southern states after reentering the Union was the creation of a system of black codes that restricted the actions of freed slaves in much the same way, if not exactly the same way, that slaves were restricted under law. B. Black Codes passed by many Southern States (1865) – One of the first things done by many southern states after reentering the Union was the creation of a system of black codes that restricted the actions of freed slaves in much the same way that slaves were restricted under law C. Constitutional Amendments Ratified (1865,1868):
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