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Andrew Johnson: A Resource Guide

Andrew Johnson, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, with table and chair Andrew Johnson, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, with
table and chair
Mathew B. Brady, photographer.
[between 1860 and 1875].
Prints and Photographs Division.
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America's Library

Designed for elementary and middle school students, America's Library provides the following stories related to Andrew Johnson:

Jump Back in Time: President Andrew Johnson Was Born in Raleigh, North Carolina

Jump Back in Time: Purchase of Alaska

Jump Back in Time: Vote to Impeach Andrew Johnson

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Chronicling America

This site allows you to search and view millions of historic American newspaper pages from 1836-1922. Search this collection to find newspaper articles that reference Andrew Johnson from this time period.

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American Treasures of the Library of Congress

Manuscript Division

Manuscript Division Finding Aids Online

A finding aid for the Andrew Johnson papers in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.

Prints & Photographs Division

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

Search PPOC using the subject heading Johnson, Andrew, 1809-1875 to find digital images related to Johnson such as prints, photographs, and political cartoons. Search all text fields in PPOC using the phrase Andrew Johnson to locate additional images.

Gottscho-Schleisner Collection

The Gottscho-Schleisner Collection is comprised of over 29,000 photographs primarily of architectural subjects, including photographs of Andrew Johnson's house in Greeneville, Tennessee.

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey

The collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and landscape design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types, engineering technologies, and landscapes. Included is documentation of Andrew Johnson's house in Greeneville, Tennessee.

Presidents of the United States Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress

This guide presents portraits of U.S. presidents and first ladies, including images of Andrew Johnson and Eliza McCardle Johnson.

Today in History

March 30

On March 30, 1867, Secretary of State William H. Seward agreed to purchase Alaska from Russia for 7.2 million dollars.

April 14

Shortly after 10 P.M. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. and fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln.

May 16

On May 16, 1868, the U.S. Senate voted 35 to 19, one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict President Andrew Johnson of "high crimes and misdemeanors," as he was charged under the eleventh article of impeachment.

December 29

Andrew Johnson, the seventeenth president of the United States, was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 29, 1808.

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Primary Documents in American History

This site offers a list of some of the most important documents in American history from 1763 to 1877. Each document has a page with background information, links to digital material associated with the documents, and bibliographies for both adult and young readers. Some of the documents contain information related to Andrew Johnson, including the Treaty with Russia for the Purchase of Alaska, the 14th Amendment, and the 15th Amendment.


Impeached: the Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy

After Abraham Lincoln's assassination, the United States continued to tumble through tumultuous times. President Andrew Johnson was failing to heal the nation's wounds, and the bitter political environment culminated in an impeachment trial. David O. Stewart discussed Johnson's 1868 trial, when once again the nation's fate hung in the balance.

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