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Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States . As Vice-President of the United States in 1865, he succeeded Abraham Lincoln following the latter's assassination. Johnson then presided over the initial and contentious Reconstruction era of the United States following the American Civil War...
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1866
8.20.1866
President Andrew Johnson formally declares the American Civil War over.
1868
2.24.1868
Andrew Johnson becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached by the United States House of Representatives. He is later acquitted in the Senate.
3.5.1868
A court of impeachment is organized in the United States Senate to hear charges against President Andrew Johnson.
5.16.1868
President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the United States Senate.
5.26.1868
The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote.
12.25.1868
U.S. President Andrew Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all Civil War Confederate soldiers.