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Learning Exercise

Material: Finding Precedent: The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
Submitted by: William Paquette on Aug 31, 2010
Date Last Modified: Aug 31, 2010
Title: Andrew Johnson's Impeachment
Description: The site depends exclusively on Harper's Weekly for the material relating to the impeachment and trial of President Andrew Johnson. Site materials include editorials, articles, political cartoons, and biographical essays on the major impeachment figures. Rules of impeachment and the eleven Articles of Impeachment are provided. A teacher created impeachment Simulation Game is available for classroom use.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supplemental Activity, Unsupervised
Time Required 8 hours.
Topics: Constitutional Law; Andrew Johnson Presidency; American Politics.
Course: United States History; American Government
Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, High School
Prerequisites Skills: None.
Learning Objectives: To teach the research paper using primary sources. To identify the circumstances surrounding the impeachment changes against President Andrew Johnson; To identify pro and con arguments for the impeachment of Andrew Johnson; To evaluate the impact of the impeachment failure; To teach the use of primary source materials.
Technical Notes: None.
Text of Learning Exercise: "The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson was justified?" Take either a pro- or con- side to this statement. Using exclusively the resouces of Harper's Weekly, write an 8 to 10 page paper justifying the position taken. Include a bibliogrpahy of specific resources used from within the site.
Additional Information URL: None.
Assessment: Ressarch Paper.
Assessment URL: None.
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