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After President Lincoln was assassinated, who became President? A. John C. Calhoun B. Andrew Johnson C. Rutherford B. Hayes D. Samuel Tilden

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Freeman71

The answer is B. Andrew Johnson

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andrew johnson According to the rules of presidential succession in 1865, only Vice President Johnson, and not Seward or Grant, was in line to replace Lincoln if he died. If Johnson had died, an acting president would be appointed until a special election could be held to elect a new president 

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