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Andrew Johnson: A Resource Guide

Andrew Johnson served as the seventeenth president of the United States (1865-69), assuming the presidency upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. This guide provides access to digital materials, external websites, and a selected print bibliography.


The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with Andrew Johnson, including the Andrew Johnson Papers. Johnson served in the Tennessee state legislature (1835-37, 1839-43), U.S. House of Representatives (1843-53), and U.S. Senate (1857-62). He was also governor of Tennessee (1853-57) and was elected vice-president on the Republican ticket with Abraham Lincoln in 1864. Upon the death of Lincoln on April 15, 1865, Johnson became the seventeenth president of the United States (1865-69). He was impeached by the House of Representatives on February 24, 1868, and acquitted in the Senate by a single vote on May 16, 1868.

This resource guide compiles links to digital materials related to Andrew Johnson such as manuscripts, letters, broadsides, newspapers, government documents, and images that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Johnson and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.