The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson: Conflict Between President and Congress


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Why was President Andrew Johnson impeached?

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1. How did the 14th Amendment contradict the policies of President Johnson?

2. With which statement would Radical Republicans have most likely agreed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The impeachment of Andrew Johnson was a unique historical event and the quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you to understand the circumstances and ramifications of this drastic political consequence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Reasons for impeachment
  • Radical Republicans
  • The 13th and 14th amendments
  • The Reconstruction period

Skills Practiced

These lesson resources will assess your skills of:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the post-Civil War period in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the impeachment of Andrew Johnson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the 13th and 14th amendments

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called, The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson: Conflict Between President and Congress, to be sure that you have fully grasped the material. This lesson will focus on these objectives

  • Identify the Radical Republicans and Senator Charles Sumner
  • Discover the elements of the 13th and 14th amendments
  • Understand the causes of the impeachment
  • Know about the post-war period of Reconstruction
  • Discuss the role of the Military Reconstruction Act