Who became president in the wake of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination?

Andrew Johnson became the 17th President of the United States following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in April of 1865.

Andrew Johnson became the 17th President of the United States following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in April of 1865.

Johnson was the Vice President who was given the oath of office for the Presidency of the United states after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in Ford’s Theater in Washington DC, April 15, 1865.

Johnson’s claim to fame as President is being the first leader of the United States to be impeached for his actions. Johnson was acquitted by one vote.

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