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  • President Lincoln was shot and killed at a theatre by John Wilkes Booth. This was the beginning of Johnson's impeachment. SInce Johnson was the vice president he was automatically president.
  • Johnson was from the south, unlike Lincoln. Republicans wanted Johnson to be tougher on southerners than lincoln was. Unlike what people wanted Johnson to do he kept Lincoln's cabinet.
  • I am  Andrew Johnson, and I am the first president to be impeached. I was elected as the vice president because Lincoln wanted more votes from the south, and wanted the south to be happy.
  • Johnson issued his Proclamation of Amnesty on May 29th, 1865. The Proclamation was a plan for reconstruction, from the war. He issued this on when the congress was not in session. He did that on purpose so that it was clear to the public that he was in charge.
  • The public had moved away from Johnson's plan for resconstruction because he would never pass laws and would veto everything. Johnson did not want the African Americans to have rughts, whereas the northern states did.
  • The senate begun the first impeachment trial ever on March 30th,1868. The sneate failed by one vote to convict Johnson. Johnson was acquited of all charges filed in the impeachment. 
  • After Johnson was impeached he was replaced by Ulysses S. Grant in 1868.
  • I'm Ulysses S. Grant, the new president of the United States.
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