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Students investigate the impeachment of Johnson by creating an editorial.
Students answer the following questions with the use of the internet, their textbook, or the library's databases: Why did Johnson and Congress not get along? What events led to Congress impeaching Johnson? Should Johnson be removed from office?
After their research, it's time to write an editorial or an opinion piece. Students will analyze the trial from the point of view of one of the following:
- A newspaper supporting Radical Reconstruction
- A newspaper supporting a more moderate Reconstruction
- A newspaper supporting increasing right for freedmen
- A newspaper supporting restoring rights to white Southerners
Included in this Lesson:
- Internet Resources
- Samples to help Model