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Andrew Johnson Fact Sheet

Andrew Johnson

The 17th President of the United States

Name: Andrew Johnson

Number of terms he served: One

Year he took office: 1865

Birth Date: December 29th, 1808

Age when he took office: 56

State of Birth: Raleigh, North Carolina

Vice President: None

What Party was he from: Democrat-Union

What was his major contribution while in office:

Johnson took over presidency after Lincoln’s assassination with have been Vice President for only 41 days. His views were mainly the same as Lincoln’s except he was racist. He freed any African Americans who  weren’t freed in the Emancipation Proclamation but that was as far as he went with helping them. The Congress passed the Civil Rights Act but Johnson vetoed it. The Congress had enough people in favor of it though that they overruled his veto. 

What did he do after he left office:

After Johnson wasn’t reelected. which wasn’t a surprise as he almost got impeached, he knew his political career was pretty much over so he retired back to Tennessee and bought a farm to live on. But this life bored Johnson so he ran for Senate as in independent. He came in third, while an ally of his, Horace Maynard, won. He waited for the next senate election in 1873 and this time he won. He was now Senator Johnson he traveled around giving speeches starting on July 28th. He stopped at his daughter’s farm where he suffered from a stroke. He died on July 31st.

Did he have a nickname:

Yes, Tennessee Tailor

Was he married:

Yes, Eliza McCardle

Did he have children:

Yes, five

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