The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
»Remainder of Term and Life

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July 1868 - August 1875

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by John Adler, Publisher

After Andrew Johnson’s acquittal on May 16, 1868, he served as President until General Ulysses S. Grant was inaugurated on March 4, 1869. Grant was nominated in a few days after the acquittal, and beat Horatio Seymour in the November election.

After his acquittal, Johnson no longer interfered with the military implementation of Reconstruction. The Southern States adopted acceptable plans of Reconstruction and all but three had rejoined the Union by the time Johnson’s term ended. In addition, the Fourteenth Amendment became part of the Constitution on July 20, 1868.

Johnson ran for Senator from Tennessee in November 1869 but was beaten. He ran again in 1874 and was elected. He reappeared in the Senate briefly in March 1875, greeted by a Thomas Nast cartoon. However, he died less than five months later on July 31, 1875.

This section contains nine cartoons about Johnson, five of them by Thomas Nast. "The Political Death of the Bogus Caesar" shows Johnson as if he had been convicted at trial, as Nast believed he would be when he drew it.

Articles Related to the Remainder of Johnson's Term and Life:
The Democratic Convention (Give me another Horse) (cartoon)
July 25, 1868, page 480

All Quiet on the Potomac (cartoon)
October 31, 1868, page 695

Andrew Johnson
March 13, 1869, page 162

The Political Death of the Bogus Caesar (cartoon)
March 13, 1869, page 164

A. J. Returns to his First Love (cartoon)
March 6, 1869, page 160

"Farewell, A Long Farewell, To All My Greatness!" (cartoon)
March 13, 1869, page 176

Preparing To Go Out (cartoon)
March 13, 1869, page 171

Home At Last (cartoon)
April 24, 1869, page 267

November 6, 1869, page 707

"Poor Andy" (cartoon)
November 20, 1869, page 752

Mr. Seward
March 20, 1869, page 178

The Whirligig Of Time (cartoon)
February 20, 1875, page 164

Death of Andrew Johnson
August 14, 1875, page 655

The Late Andrew Johnson (illus)
August 14, 1875, page 665


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