17 Andrew Johnson

17 Andrew Johnson

17 Andrew Johnson

17 Andrew Johnson
17 Andrew Johnson

 
  • Term: 17th President of the United States (1865-1869)
  • Vice President: none
  • Born: December 29, 1808, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Nickname: None
  • Religion: No formal affiliation
  • Marriage: May 17, 1827, to Eliza McCardle (1810-1876)
  • Children: Martha (1828-1901), Charles (1830-1863), Mary (1832-1883), Robert (1834-1869), Andrew (1852-1879)
  • Career: Tailor; Public Official
  • Political Party: Democrat; Unionist
  • Writings: Papers of Andrew Johnson, 8 vols., ed. by L. P. Graf et al. (1967-90)
  • Died: July 31, 1875, Carter’s Station, Tennessee
  • Buried: Greeneville, Tennessee

Andrew Johnson Trivia:
No formal education. Vice President under Lincoln. On May 29, 1865 issued Amnesty Proclamation, pardoning all Confederates except those with property in excess of $ 20,000 and certain Confederate leaders. On December 6, 1865 the 13th amendment, officially abolishing slavery, was ratified. On march 30, 1867 the U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for $ 7.2 million. Johnson was married at a younger age than any other president. He was 18 on May 5, 1827 and Eliza McCardle was 16. He is the only president to serve in the Senate after his presidency. He was host to the first Queen to first the White house. Queen Emma of Hawaii. Johnson was the only president to be impeached by the House, but on March 26, 1868 was acquitted by the Senate by a one-vote margin. Has was buried beneath a willow tree he planted himself with a shoot taken from a tree at Napoleon's tomb.


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