Choose an answer from the three choices offered after each question and then "Check Your
at the end of the quiz.
In office: April 15, 1865 – March 4, 1869
Born: December 29, 1808, Raleigh, North Carolina
Johnson was the seventeenth President of the United States
(1865-69), succeeding to the Presidency upon the assassination of
Abraham Lincoln. He was one of only two U.S. Presidents to be impeached.
At the time of the secession of the Southern states, Johnson was a
U.S. Senator from Greeneville in eastern Tennessee. As a Unionist, he
was the only southern Senator not to quit his post upon secession.
He became the most prominent War Democrat from the South and
supported the military policies of US President Abraham Lincoln during
the American Civil War of 1861–1865. In 1862 Lincoln appointed Johnson
military governor of occupied Tennessee, where he proved to be energetic
and effective in fighting the rebellion and beginning transition to
Johnson was nominated for the Vice President slot in 1864 on the
National Union Party ticket. He and Lincoln were elected in November
1864. Johnson succeeded to the Presidency upon Lincoln's assassination
on April 15, 1865.
Died July 31, 1875 (age 66), Elizabethton, Tennessee
Johnson died from a stroke near Elizabethton, Tennessee.
Where is Andrew Johnson buried?
- The Hermitage, Nashville, Tennessee
- Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Texas
- Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville, Tennessee