Andrew Johnson
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Date of Birth: December 29, 1808 in Raleigh, North Carolina
Date of Death: July 21, 1875
Political Party: Democrat
Spouse: Eliza McCarolle-Johnson (October 4, 1810- January 15, 1876)
Children: 5 (Martha Johnson-Patterson, Charles Johnson, Mary Johnson-Brown, Andrew Johnson Jr., and Robert Johnson.)
Friends: Mr.John Van Buren and Abraham Lincoln
President number: Seventeenth President

Early Life:

Johnson's father was Jacob Johnson and his mother was Mary McDonogh-Johnson. His father had died when Johnson was three of pneumonia. Jonhson had an older brother, and no other siblings. His mother did not educate him, and he did not go to school. A few years after his father's death, his mother re-married, they sent Johnson and his brother to be indentured servants for James Selby.


Johnson married on May 17,1827. His job before presidency was a tailor he built his own tailoring business. His wife had taught him simple education. Johnson had three sons. One had developed tuberculosis, one was an alcoholic, and one died from a horse accident. In 1834, he became mayor. The next year he got on the House of Representatives, two years later he was fired off the House of Representatives. In 1839, he was let back on the House of Representatives.


Johnson was fifty-six years old when he had his inauguration Johnson became president in 1829.He was the first president to ever be impeached. While he had newly been elected as president, he had kept president Lincoln's Cabinet. In 1868, there was a complete pass for all the southerners in the Civil War that were still unpardoned. Johnson violated the Tenture of Office Act, that was why he was impeached.His impeachment trial was from March thirteenth to May twenty-six.He was a champion to small white farmers.As a president he vetoed things so much that his nickname was the veto president.In 1839 he was back on the house seat. Soon in 1841 his district chose him for state senate.


In 1834 he became the mayor. In 1869, Johnson ran for US. senate, but lost closly by two votes. He thought bribery would indues two state legislators. In 1872 he ran for the U.S House of Representatives, but he lost. He remained interested in politics after that election. Johnson died of a paralytic stroke on July 31, 1875. He was buried in Greenville and was wrapped in an American flag, with a copy of the Constitution under his head.

Fun Facts:

His nicknames included "Grim Presence", ''The Tennessee Tailor", and "Sir Veto". He made and sewed his own clothes, even while he was president.He had a pet mouse. His quotes were "Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide", "If I am shot at, I want no man to be int he way of the bullet', and "The goal to strive is a poor government but a rich people." Seward's Folly happened during his presidential term.