American Presidents

American Presidents: Life Portraits Exhibit
9-12 Grade Student Activity

Andrew Johnson

Meet the 17th president!

The House voted 126 to 47 to impeach President Johnson over the __________ _____ ___________ Act in 1867. What does it mean to be impeached? What was the final outcome of the impeachment process for President Johnson? Has any other U.S. president been impeached?

Look closer!
In the picture displaying the cover of Harper's Weekly, we see President Johnson receiving his summons for impeachment. How does the scene help to illustrate the nature of the event? Can you think of a time when you were in serious trouble? Describe the physical setting; how did you react?

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