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Why Was Andrew Johnson Impeached?

President Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson was the 17th president of the United States, rising to that office after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. He was also the first president to be impeached by Congress, though this didn’t result in a conviction.

Who Was Patrick Henry?

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Patrick Henry served as a lawyer, politician, and speaker during the 18th century and was a Founding Father of the United States. He was also popular for twice serving as the Governor of Virginia – from 1776 to 1779 and 1784 to 1786.

Which American Revolutionary War Figure Was Executed by the British for Spying?

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The American Revolutionary War was a topsy-turvy affair that hung in the balance for long periods of its duration from 1775 to 1783. Among a variety of other factors, including French interventionism and brilliant tactics from leaders like George Washington, the patriotic spy network overseen by George Washington was made up of many courageous individuals that put their lives on the line for the American revolutionary cause.

What Was the Nullification Crisis?

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The Tariff of 1828, also known as the “Tariff of Abominations,” divided the country, enraging the southern states who felt they were receiving little protection and all the repercussions from this federal tariff. 

Was Jimmy Carter a Good President?

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter’s tenure as president (1977 to 1981) was marked by several overarching events that informed his presidency, such as inflation and poor economic performance, the war in Afghanistan, the hostage crisis in Iran that concluded his time as president, and the energy crisis. 

Who Founded Pennsylvania?

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Pennsylvania is one of the nation’s oldest and most important states. Who founded Pennsylvania, and where did the Quaker State get its name? While some people associate Pennsylvania with the Revolutionary War, its history goes back far beyond that.  Get Smarter on US News, History, and the Constitution Join the thousands of fellow patriots who […]