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Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein,Richard Zuczek

This A–Z encyclopedia provides carefully selected entries covering the people, events, and concepts relevant to Andrew Johnson's life. * More than 350 entries cover the five decades of Andrew Johnson's successful career, from 1828–1875 * Selected original documents include the Articles of Impeachment, speeches, proclamations, vetoes, and letters

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Megan M Gunderson

This biography introduces readers to Andrew Johnson including his career as a tailor, early political career, and key events from Johnson's administration including Reconstruction, the Civil Rights Act, the Fourteenth Amendment, and Johnson's impeachment. Information about his childhood, family, personal life, and retirement years is included. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars provide additional information. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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Annette Gordon-Reed

A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian recounts the tale of the unwanted president who ran afoul of Congress over Reconstruction and was nearly removed from office Andrew Johnson never expected to be president. But just six weeks after becoming Abraham Lincoln's vice president, the events at Ford's Theatre thrust him into the nation's highest office. Johnson faced a nearly impossible task—to succeed America's greatest chief executive, to bind the nation's wounds after the Civil War, and to work with a Congress controlled by the so-called Radical Republicans. Annette Gordon-Reed, one of America's leading historians of slavery, shows how ill-suited Johnson was for this daunting task. His vision of reconciliation abandoned the millions of former slaves (for whom he felt undisguised contempt) and antagonized congressional leaders, who tried to limit his powers and eventually impeached him. The climax of Johnson's presidency was his trial in the Senate and his acquittal by a single vote, which Gordon-Reed recounts with drama and palpable tension. Despite his victory, Johnson's term in office was a crucial missed opportunity; he failed the country at a pivotal moment, leaving America with problems that we are still trying to solve.

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Zachary Kent

Follows the life and career of the statesman who became the seventeenth president of the United States after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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Megan M. Gunderson

The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each presidentÍs term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of Andrew Johnson, beginning with his childhood in Raleigh, North Carolina. Information about JohnsonÍs early career as a tailor is discussed. In addition, his family and personal life, as well as his retirement years in Greeneville, during which he became the only former president to serve in the U.S. Senate, is highlighted. Easy-to-read text details JohnsonÍs political career on the Greeneville, North Carolina, town council, as mayor of Greeneville, in the Tennessee House of Representatives and the Tennessee state senate, in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he introduced a homestead bill and supported the Compromise of 1850, as governor of Tennessee, in the U.S. Senate, where he was the only Southerner to remain after the Southern states seceded, as military governor of Tennessee during the American Civil War, and as vice president under President Abraham Lincoln. Finally, students will explore key events from Democratic president JohnsonÍs administration, including his rise to the presidency after LincolnÍs assassination, Reconstruction, the FreedmenÍs Bureau, the Civil Rights Act, the Fourteenth Amendment, the purchase of Alaska, the Tenure of Office Act, and JohnsonÍs impeachment by the House after removing Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton from office. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at studentsÍ fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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Michael Burgan

A biography of the seventeenth president of the United States, from his humble beginnings as a tailor in North Carolina through his controversial term as the first postCivil War Era president and beyond.

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Kate Havelin

Follows the life and career of the statesman who, after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, became the seventeenth president of the United States.

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Annette Gordon-Reed

A portrait of America's seventeenth president describes Andrew Johnson's failed efforts to bring about reconciliation following the Civil War, the antagonism of congressional leaders who sought his impeachment, and his legacy for the present.

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Roger Matuz

A five volume reference on the U.S. Presidents, arranged chronologically, with biographical summaries and general overviews of important events in each President's term.

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PHILIP ROSE

Andrew Johnson’s Circle Trip is the story of President Johnson’s trip to Chicago for the purpose of laying the cornerstone of the Stephen Douglas Monument. On August 28, 1866, the presidential party left the capital. Among the guests were Secretary Seward, Ulysses S. Grant, and George Armstrong Custer. The route followed was via Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, West Point, Niagara Falls, Cleveland, Detroit, and on to Chicago. This trip gave Johnson the chance to appear face-to-face with the people of the North. His extemporaneous addresses were reported in many of the newspapers of the time. The radicals had determined to ignore or to insult the president whenever possible while their papers gave caricatured reports of all the speeches. The city of Chicago was the final objective of the whole journey, and it was here, amid imposing ceremonies, that the cornerstone of the Douglas Monument was laid. From Chicago, the party journeyed down to Springfield and then on to Alton, where they were met by thirty-six steamers crowded with people and were escorted by them to Saint Louis. It was here that the radicals had organized their meanest demonstration. The presidential party journeyed on to Louisville, Kentucky, where a grand reception was accorded them, and from thence they pushed on to Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. On Saturday, September 15, the president and his fellow travelers returned to Washington. President Johnson had appealed to Americans, not to Democrats or Republicans, and he welcomed assistance on his trip wherever he could find it.

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Chester G. Hearn

While it is commonly known that Andrew Johnson was the first president to be impeached, less well known are the circumstances that led to the unsuccessful campaign to remove him from office. This account of Johnson's political life in Washington (including brief coverage of his early career in Tennessee) focuses on his conflict with the Radical Republicans, a group of fanatical abolitionists who, after Lincoln's assassination, sought to dominate American government and punish the South as harshly as possible. Johnson's focus on healing the nation and his refusal to submit to the Radicals' demands led to his impeachment. Though Johnson was acquitted, his impeachment clearly illustrates the danger when one branch of government tries to dominate the others. This chronicle of the first U.S. presidential impeachment covers in detail the political forces that nearly removed him from office. Numerous illustrations, a bibliography and an index are included.