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  Andrew Johnson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875) was the sixteenth Vice President (1865) and the seventeenth President of the United States (1865–1869), succeeding to the presidency upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Johnson served as an alderman in Greeneville from 1828 to 1830 and mayor of Greeneville from 1830 to 1833.
Johnson was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1868 and to the House of Representatives in 1872.
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 Andrew Johnson - MSN Encarta
Johnson’s impeachment was the result of a struggle to preserve the powers of the presidency in the face of attacks by a determined Congress of the United States.
Andrew, the younger of their two sons, was born in a small log house in Raleigh on December 29, 1808.
Johnson then served in the Tennessee house of representatives from 1835 to 1837 and from 1839 to 1843, when he was elected to the state senate.
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 ANDREW JOHNSON - LoveToKnow Article on ANDREW JOHNSON
Johnson began in politics to oppose the aristocratic element and became the spokesman and champion of the poorer and laboring classes.
In 1835-1837 and 1839-1841 Johnson was a Democratic member of the state House of Representatives, and in 1841-1843 of the state Senate; in both houses he uniformly upheld the cause of the common people, and, in addition, opposed legislation for internal improvements.
Johnson took a prominent and undignified part in the congressional campaign of 1866, in which his policies were voted down by the North.
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 Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson was born in 1808 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
In 1843 Johnson was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Johnson served as an alderman for two years and then, at the age of twenty one, he received the highest honor that the townpeople could award him with by electing the young man by electing him mayor of the town.
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 Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1808, and like the previous North Carolina born presidents, Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk, he was elected to office from Tennessee.
Johnson was better educated than her husband and used her education to improve his reading and writing skills.
Andrew Johnson was a target of the conspiring assassins, but the assassin charged with killing the vice-president lost heart and did not attempt the assassination.
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 Presidential Avenue: Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson was born in a log cabin to nearly illiterate parents, on December 29, 1808, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
According to tradition, Andrew Johnson was born in the loft of the kitchen at the Inn.
Andrew Johnson gave a $20.00 donation for the construction of the building, one of the largest local donations according to the minutes of the Board of Trustees.
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 Andrew Johnson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Andrew Johnson was born on December 29, 1808, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Andrew Johnson wanted the best for his family, so he applied his self to his shop and earned enough money to buy the family a farm of about 100 acres.
Johnson was supposed to be assassinated on the same night of April14, 1865, but one of Booth's accomplices failed to carry out his part of the plan.
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 Johnson, Andrew. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
From 1830 onward Johnson was almost continuously in public office, being alderman (1828–30) and mayor (1830–33) of Greeneville, state representative (1835–37, 1839–41), state senator (1841–43), Congressman (1843–53), governor of Tennessee (1853–57), and U.S. Senator (1857–62).
When Johnson insisted upon his intention to force out of office his Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton, whom he rightly suspected of conspiring with the congressional leaders, the radical Republicans sought to remove the President.
Johnson’s name figured in the balloting at the Democratic convention of 1868, but he did not actively seek the nomination.
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 Andrew Johnson
Johnson also upset radicals and moderates in the Republican Party when he issued an amnesty proclamation exempting fourteen classes from prosecution for their actions during the American Civil War.
On 7th January, 1867, James Ashley charged Johnson with the "usurpation of power and violation of law by corruptly using the appointing, pardoning, and veto powers, by disposing corruptly of the property of the United States, and by interfering in elections." Congress responded by referring Ashley's resolution to the Judiciary Committee.
Andrew Johnson, ex-President of the United States and member of the Senate from Tennessee, died at the house of his daughter, Mrs.
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 Johnson-Clinton Paper
Johnson, like his predecessor, Abraham Lincoln, favored a lenient peace in which all but the highest-ranking Confederates would be restored to their full rights as U.S. citizens, and normal state government quickly reestablished in the South.
The Radicals of the late 1860s felt that Andrew Johnson, as a Southerner, Democrat, and former slaveholder, was of unfit character to be president in the wake of the Civil War.
Johnson's fatal flaw, as previously indicated, was his rigid self-righteousness and absolute unwillingness to compromise on a matter of principle.
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 SPECTRUM Biographies - Andrew Johnson
When Andrew Johnson was three, his father became a local hero.
Andrew worked as an apprentice tailor in exchange for food and clothing until he became an adult.
Johnson's biggest challenge as president was to reconcile the North and the South.
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 American President
In the South, Johnson was deemed a traitor; his property was confiscated and his wife and two daughters were driven from the state.
It quickly became clear that Johnson would block efforts to force Southern states to guarantee full equality for fls, and the stage was set for a showdown with congressional Republicans, who viewed fl voting rights as crucial to their power base in the South.
Andrew Johnson is largely viewed as the worst possible person to have been President at the end of the Civil War.
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 Andrew Johnson
His father died when young Johnson was only three years old, and he was raised by his mother who worked as a spinner and weaver to support her sons.
Johnson delivered his inaugural address while inebriated, lending credence to the rumors that he was an alcoholic.
Johnson remained in office as the lamest of lame-duck presidents, and unsuccessfully sought the Democratic party’s presidential nomination in 1868.
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 USA-Presidents.Info - Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 - July 31, 1875) was the sixteenth Vice President (1865) and the seventeenth (1865 - 1869) President of the United States, succeeding to the presidency upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Andrew Johnson was targeted for death by the same conspiracy that resuled in Lincoln's death.
The Johnson Speech in Cleveland, Ohio is a good example of this.
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 Andrew Johnson's Obituary
Andrew Johnson was born in Raleigh, N.C., Dec. 29, 1808.
Johnson's own State, Tennessee, was declared out of the Union by its Legislature, though the people had voted against holding a convention to consider the question of secession.
Johnson's wife and child had only a little while before been driven from their home and his property and slaves confiscated, but in a proclamation announcing his appointment, he said that, though it might be necessary to punish conscious treason in high places, no merely vindictive or retaliatory policy would be pursued.
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 Explore DC: Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson, the vice president who assumed the presidency during the critical period following the Civil War, was none of these.
Johnson was never a friend of the residents of the District of Columbia.
Andrew Johnson was the first president to be visited by a queen, Queen Emma of the Sandwich Islands.
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 Welcome to The American Presidency
Andrew was thus left fatherless at the age of 3.
Johnson thought of himself as a man of the common people, and he was a popular speaker among the simple mountain folk of eastern Tennessee.
Johnson believed that he, and not Congress, should decide when the Southern states were ready for readmission to the Union.
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 Andrew Johnson
Nominated vice president for Lincoln's second term, Andrew Johnson was the only U.S. Senator from the South to stay loyal to the Union.
Johnson lost the support of the Republican party when he refused to sign a bill protecting the rights of freed Southern slaves.
In 1868 Johnson became the first president to be impeached; he was spared removal from office by one vote.
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 Andrew Johnson
Johnson became Lincoln's running mate in 1864 as a result of an attempt to give the ticket a nonpartisan and nonsectional character.
Andrew Johnson - Johnson, Andrew, 1808–75, 17th President of the United States (1865–69), b.
Andrew W. Johnson's the Eclectic Harmony: A Middle Tunebook in Middle Tennessee.
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 American Experience | The Presidents | Andrew Johnson | PBS
Johnson decided that the Southern states were only required to swear fealty to the Union and incorporate the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery, into their state constitutions -- all else was up to the states themselves.
Representing Tennessee, Johnson was the only southern Senator who chose to remain loyal to the Union while his state seceded.
Once in the top office, Johnson fell back on his earlier leanings as a Jacksonian Democrat and was vilified both by Radical Republicans in the North who felt he was appeasing the South and by southern Democrats who viewed him as a traitor.
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 The Politics of Andrew Johnson
Johnson had been remarkably successful in retaining support among Northerners and Southerners, Republicans and Democrats, but the Freedmen's Bureau Bill forced him to begin choosing among his diverse allies.
Johnson’s name, wrote a resident of Detroit, would soon be "as infamous as that of John Tyler’s or even Benedict Arnold's." Yet moderate party leaders warned against reading Johnson out of the party.
When, during one April speech, Johnson asked rhetorically, "What does the veto mean?" a voice from the crowd shouted: "It is keeping the nigger down.” Johnson chose the issue on which to fight -- federal protection for fls' civil rights and it was an issue on which he did not expect to lose.
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 Andrew Johnson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Johnson was drunk at his inauguration for Vice President.(His doctor had prescribed him some alcoholic medicine.)
Johnson was buried beneath a willow he had planted himself with a shoot taken from a tree at Napolean's tomb.
He was either named after Andrew Jackson, or one of his uncles.
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 Visiting President Andrew Johnson's Grave   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Here I am on December 3, 1996 in Andrew Johnson National Cemetery in Greeneville, Tennessee, where the cemetery's namesake is interred beneath an impressive eagle-topped monument.
Johnson, applying all he had learned in his tailor shop, stubbornly refused to relinquish the powers of the Chief Executive to a hostile Congress that sought to turn the Presidential chair into nothing more than a rubber stamp.
I admit to having a great respect for Andrew Johnson; my visit to his gravesite filled me with a sense of his true greatness, and I was gratified to see that his memory is kept so well and yet so quietly in his proud hometown.
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 Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
After Lincoln was assassinated, Andrew Johnson took the oath of office on April 15, 1865.
Johnson vetoed the Tenure in Office Act as an unconstitutional invasion of his executive power.
Johnson's trial began in the Senate on March 30.
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