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Learning Exercise: Andrew Johnson's Impeachment

Andrew Johnson's Impeachment
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.
Course: United States History; American Government


Submitted by:
William Paquette
Date Last Modified:
August 31, 2010


"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: None.



  • College General Ed
  • College Lower Division
  • High School


Constitutional Law; Andrew Johnson Presidency; American Politics.



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.

Type of Task

  • Individual
  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental Activity
  • Unsupervised


Ressarch Paper.
Assessment URL: None.

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