Andrew Johnson Trivia Questions And Answers
Who was the 17th President of the United States?
A: Andrew Johnson.
Andrew Johnson was preceded by which president?
A: Abraham Lincoln.
Who succeeded President Johnson as President of the U.S.?
A: Ulysses S. Grant.
Andrew Johnson served as president from when to when?
A: 1865 to 1869.
How did Johnson become president?
A: He was Vice President when President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.
He was a Democrat who ran with Lincoln on the what ticket?
A: National Union.
President Johnson came to office just as what as what war
A: The Civil War.
The new president favored quick restoration of what states
to the Union?
A: The seceded.
His plans did not give protection to what?
A: The former slaves.
President Johnson came into conflict with the
Republican-dominated Congress, culminating in what?
A: His impeachment by the House of Representatives.
The first American president to be impeached, he was
acquitted in the Senate by how many votes?
Johnson was apprenticed as a what?
A: A tailor.
He worked in several frontier towns before settling where?
A: Greeneville, Tennessee.
He served as alderman and mayor of Greeneville before being
elected to what in 1835?
A: The Tennessee House of Representatives.
Johnson was elected to the federal House of Representatives
in 1843, where he served how many two-year terms?
Johnson became Governor of Tennessee for four years, and
was elected by the legislature to the Senate in what year?
In his congressional service, he sought passage of what
Bill, which was enacted soon after he left his Senate seat in 1862?
A: The Homestead Bill.
As Southern states, including Tennessee, seceded to form
the Confederate States of America, Johnson remained firmly what?
A: With the Union.
In 1862, Lincoln appointed him as military governor of what
state after it had been retaken?
Johnson was sworn in as vice president in March 1865,
giving a rambling and possibly what?
A: Drunken speech, and he secluded himself to avoid public ridicule.
Johnson opposed which Amendment, that gave citizenship
A: The fourteenth.
As the conflict between the branches of government grew,
Congress passed what act that restricted Johnson from firing Cabinet officials?
A: The Tenure of Office Act.
When Johnson persisted in trying to dismiss Secretary of
War Edwin Stanton, he was what?
A: Impeached by the House of Representatives, and narrowly avoided conviction in the Senate and removal from office.
Johnson is generally considered among the worst American
presidents for his opposition to what?
A: Federally guaranteed rights for African Americans.