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Andrew Johnson

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Lesson Plans:

The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson - A simulation game giving President Andrew Johnson a retrial. First hand documents are used. The students will take on the roles of the key players in this great historical event.
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Presidential Advisory Committee to Andrew Johnson
- This lesson is a simulation of a meeting that "could have happened" in history. You have been asked by President Andrew Johnson to serve on a committee that will advise him on a "Reconstruction" program for the South and to propose suggestions about what the United States government should do about African Americans. This lesson will have groups of students' role play various members advising President Johnson in order for him to enact some policy decisions regarding African Americans.
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A Reconstruction Lesson Plan - The twelve years following the Civil War carried vast consequences for the nation’s future. They helped set the pattern for future race relations and defined the federal government’s role in promoting racial equality.


Primary Source Documents:

Impeachment of Andrew Johnson - View the actual impeachment document signed by the Congress in 1868.

Andrew Johnson's Obituary - From page 1 of The New York Times, August 1, 1875. The obituary of Andrew Johnson contains a quick sketch of his life.

Andrew Johnson's Amnesty Proclamation - On the 29th of May President Johnson issued a proclamation granting amnesty to all persons who have directly or indirectly taken part in the rebellion, with the restoration of all rights of property except as to slaves, and except in cases where legal proceedings have been instituted for the confiscation of property, on condition of their taking an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union of the States, and to obey all laws and proclamations which have been made during the rebellion with reference to the emancipation of slaves

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