Wednesday, March 5, 2008

President Andrew Johnson

This is a portrait of President Andrew Johnson. Johnson was Lincoln's Vice President, and he took office with the death of Lincoln in 1865. Johnson had a rather tumultuous presidency. It was on this day, March 5, in the year 1868 the US Senate organized a Court of Impeachment for the purpose of impeaching Johnson. The impeachment attempt failed, lacking one vote to achieve the 2/3 majority required.

1 comment:

  1. While a handful of presidents did not attend college, I believe this guy, was the only not to go to any form of school.