Ten fun facts about Andrew Johnson


Fact 1
Andrew Johnson was born on December 29, 1808 in North Carolina and died on July 31, 1875.

Fact 2
Andrew Johnson was Abraham Lincoln's vice president. When Lincoln was assassinated, Johnson was automatically made the president.

Fact 3
His plans did not give safety to the previous slaves, and he came into disagreement with the Republican-dominated Congress, resulting in his impeachment.


Fact 4
Andrew Johnson was the first American president to be impeached.

Fact 5
In 1862, Lincoln chose him as military governor of Tennessee once it had been recaptured.

Fact 6
Johnson applied his own form of Presidential Reconstruction – a succession of declarations directing the separated states to hold settlements and elections to re-form their civil governments.

Fact 7
Andrew Johnson resisted the Fourteenth Amendment that provided citizenship to African American males.

Fact 8
After his impeachment, he narrowly evaded conviction in the Senate and elimination from office.

Fact 9
After going back to Tennessee after his impeachment, Andrew Johnson sought political vindication, and got it when he was elected to the Senate again in 1875.

Fact 10
Although Johnson's position has altered over time, he is usually considered among the worst American presidents for his resistance to federally promised rights for African-Americans.


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Was the 17th President of the United States (1865 to 1869).

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