Andrew Johnson Timeline

Andrew Johnson Timeline. A Lifetime of events for President Andrew
Johnson both public and private. From his birth in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 29, 1808 through his death in Carter County, Tennessee on July 31, 1875. Johnson is the first of only two Presidential Impeachments in American History.

1808 Andrew Johnson was born on December 29th
1812 War of 1812
1816 James Monroe is elected President
1820 Missouri Compromise
1822 Johnson becomes a tailor's apprentice
1823 The Monroe Doctrine
1825 The Congress elects John Quincy Adams President
1826 Johnson moves to Greenville, TN
1827 Johnson Marries Eliza McCardle
1828 Andrew Jackson is elected President
1830 Johnson is elected Mayor of Greenville
1835 Johnson is elected to the Tennesse State Legislature
1836 Martin Van Buren is elected President
1840 William Henry Harrison is elected President
1841 William Harrison dies on April 4
John Tyler assumes the Presidency upon the death of President William Harrison
1843 Elected to the United States House of Representatives
1845 The Annexation of Texas
1846 War with Mexico
1848 Gold is discovered in California
Zachary Taylor is elected President
1850 Zachary Taylor dies on July 9th
Millard Fillmore assumes the Presidency upon the death of President Taylor
Compromise of 1850
1852 Franklin Pierce is elected President
1853 Gadsden Purchase
Johnson is elected Governor of Tennessee
1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act
The Republican Party is created
1855 Johnson is re-elected Governor of Tennessee
1856 Kansas Civil War begins
James Buchanan is elected President
1857 Dred Scott decision
Johnson is elected to the United States Senate
1859 John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry
1860 Abraham Lincoln is elected President
South Carolina secedes from the Union
1861 Fort Sumter
First Battle of Bull Run
1862 Shiloh
1863 Emancipation Proclamation
1864 Abraham Lincoln is re-elected President
Andrew Johnson is elected Vice President
1865 Robert E. Lee surrenders at Appomattox to Ulysses S. Grant. George Armstrong Custer forced the issue when he captured Lee's supply trains. Custer was the first to receive the white flag of surrender from the Confederate Army
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated
Johnson assumes the Presidency upon the death of President Lincoln
Johnson issues a proclamation of amnesty
The United States Senate opposes Johnson's reconstruction plan
Thirteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified
Johnson veto's the Civil Rights Act
1866 Civil Rights Act passed over Johnson's veto
Johnson veto's New Freedmen's Bureau bill
New Freedmen's Bureau bill is passed over Johnson's veto
Johnson orders United States troops to the Mexican Border
1867 Johnson vetos the first Reconstruction Act
Reconstruction Act is passed over Johnson's veto
Johnson authorizes the purchase of Alaska
1868 Johnson attempts to oust Secretary of War Stanton
Johnson is Impeached by the United States House of Representatives
Johnson is acquitted by the United States Senate
1872 Ulysses S. Grant is elected President
1874 Johnson is elected to the United States Senate
1875 Andrew Johnson died on July 31st

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