Andrew Johnson's Timeline - Kaycee Y

  • Birth

    Andrew Johnson was born on December 29, 1808, in Raleigh Tennessee. During his birth, the Peninsular War was going on since March 1808.
  • Education

    Andrew did not go to school or college. He was an indentured servant when he was only 3 years old. His father died the same year. With him and his brother over the control of James Selby, a tailor. Andrew and his brother soon ran away after serving James for 7 years.
  • Jobs and Careers

    Jobs and Careers
    Andrew Johnson worked as a tailor at just 15 years old. He made his own shop and worked alone. He didn't earn that much business at first, but he soon grew more popular throughout the years.
  • Marriage

    In 1827, Andrew Johnson married 17-year-old, Eliza McCardle. During their marriage, the very first African American published a newspaper.
  • Governmental Positions Part 1

    Governmental Positions Part 1
    Andrew Johnson was the mayor and alderman in Tennessee.
  • Political Party

    Political Party
    Andrew Johnson joined the Democratic party in 1843
  • Governmental Positions Part 2

    Governmental Positions Part 2
    Andrew Johnson was elected to the House of Representatives
  • Military Experience

    Military Experience
    Johnson served in the U.S. Army from 1861 to 1865. His rank was Brigadier General.
  • Vice Presidency

    Vice Presidency
    Andrew served as the vice president to Abraham Lincoln. When Lincoln was assassinated, Andrew was appointed to be the 17th president of the United States.
  • Presidency

    Andrew Johnson became president on March 5, 1865. He was the vice president for only 6 weeks before he became president. He had no choice but to become president since the next in line is the vice president.
  • Civil War ended.

    Civil War ended.
    The Civil War ended 6 days before Andrew became president.
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    In 1865, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. Andrew Johnson soon became president after the death.
  • Laws During Presidency

    Laws During Presidency
    Johnson vetoes the Civil Rights Act, a second attempt by Congress to provide freedmen with federal citizenship after the failed Freedmen's Bureau bill.
  • 14th Amendment Passed

    14th Amendment Passed
    On June 8, 1866, the 14th amendment was passed. It granted all its people the right of American citizenship.
  • Johnson asks Secretary of War to Resign

    Johnson asks Secretary of War to Resign
    Andrew asks the Secretary of War Edwin Stanton to resign. Stanton refuses.
  • Johnson Suspends Secretary Stanton

    Johnson Suspends Secretary Stanton
    Johnson suspends Secretary Stanton from his position and commissioned Ulysses S. Grant as interim secretary of war.
  • Johnson's Final Message

    Johnson's Final Message
    Andrew delivered his final message to Congress, again requesting the repeal of the Reconstruction Acts.
  • Senate Refusal

    Senate Refusal
    The Senate refuses to concur with Johnson's removal of Stanton.
  • Stanton's Return

    Stanton's Return
    Interim Secretary of War Grant informs Johnson that he will open up his post and return it to Stanton.
  • Johnson Violates Tenure of Office Act

    Johnson Violates Tenure of Office Act
    Johnson formally removes Stanton and gives control of the War Department to General Lorenzo Thomas. Stanton, however, refuses to adhere to Johnson's decision and barricades himself in his cabinet office for roughly two months. Johnson's actions violate the Tenure of Office Act and begin the impeachment crisis.
  • House of Representatives Vote to Impeach Johnson

    House of Representatives Vote to Impeach Johnson
    The House of Representatives voted to impeach Johnson, focusing on his breach of the Tenure of Office Act. The 126-47 was the final vote.
  • Articles of Impeachment

    Articles of Impeachment
    The House appoints seven managers to go before the Senate with eleven articles of impeachment. Eight of these articles relate to the Tenure of Office Act and the removal of Secretary of War Stanton.
  • Impeachment Trial Begins

    Impeachment Trial Begins
    The Senate begins its impeachment trial. Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase presides.
  • Failing to Convict

    Failing to Convict
    The Senate votes 35-19 to convict President Johnson, falling one vote short of the two-thirds majority. Seven moderate Republicans vote against impeachment.
  • Johnson aqquited

    Johnson aqquited
    The Senate votes to acquit President Johnson on impeachment charges two and three. The Senate then adjourns and fails to vote on the remaining eight articles of impeachment.
  • 15th Amendment Passed

    15th Amendment Passed
    On February 26, 1869, the 15th amendment was passed. It means that anyone has the right to vote and shouldn't be denied based on their race, color, or previous state of servitude.
  • End of Presidency

    End of Presidency
    Andrew's presidency ended on March 4, 1869.
  • Women's Voting Rights Act Passed

    Women's Voting Rights Act Passed
    in 1869, Wyoming passed the Women's Voting Act. Women thought that they should have the same rights as men do when it comes to voting.
  • Death

    Andrew Johnson died July 31, 1875 from a stroke in Carter's Station, Tennessee
  • Burial

    Andrew was buried in Greeneville, Tennessee, his hometown on September 3, 1875.