The Presidents of the USA

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Andrew Johnson
1865-1869


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birthplace

Raleigh, NC

birthday

December 29

Life

1808-1875

age

OFC:56 , d. 67

party

National Union

presidency highlights

Impeachment — Purchase of Alaska — Reconstruction

nickname:

The Tennessee Tailor

vice-president:

none
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previous office

16th Vice President of USA

key background fact:

Vice President. Became President after Lincoln’s assassination

occupation

Tailor

military service

Brigadier General of Volunteers - military governor of Tennessee

children

5:   3 boys  2 girls

wife:

Eliza McCardle (1827)

height

5' 10'' / 1.78 m

higher education

None

religion

unaffiliated Christian

 

quote

"Slavery exists. It is black in the South, and white in the North."

actions & events

  • 1865 Amnesty
  • 1867 Reconstruction Act & Office Tenure Act by Congress
  •  Nebraska in the union
  • 1867 Purchase of Alaska
  • 1868 Impeachment

economy

    foreign affairs

    • 1867 Treaty with Russia.

    military activity

      unique facts

      • The first President to be impeached

      interesting

      His wife taught him to read and count, when he was 20.
      For a period, he was a tailor.
      The only Southern senator to remain in his seat and refuse to join the Confederacy

      military activity


        Legacy

        His conflict with Congress and his impeachment weakened the Presidency for decades. He is considered one the worst American presidents. But he got Alaska. And Reconstruction was a major policy..

        Andrew Johnson’s impeachment

        Andrew Johnson’s impeachment