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The Contentious Figure of Andrew Johnson, the First Impeached President

The 17th president narrowly avoided conviction in 1868.

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  • Andrew Johnson's birthplace in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

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  • A woodcut of Andrew Johnson taking the oath of office as Cabinet members look on, 1866. 

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  • Illustration of Johnson's impeachment trial in the United States Senate, 1868. 

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