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Andrew Johnson

17th President (1865-1869)

Born: December 29, 1808
Died: July 31, 1875

Vice President: None

Political Party: Democratic

Next President: Ulysses S. Grant

Previous President:  Abraham Lincoln

Notable Andrew Johnson Quotes

"If I am shot at, I want no man to be in the way of the bullet."

"Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects."

The Only President to...

Andrew Johnson was on of only two U. S. Presidents to be impeached. The other was Bill Clinton. Both were acquitted at trial.

Interesting Andrew Johnson Facts

In 1860, Andrew Johnson was a southern Senator from Greeneville, Tennessee. When the southern states began to secede, he was the only southern Senator not to resign his post. During the Civil War, he supported Abraham Lincolns' military policies and became his running mate in the 1864 elections which they won. When Lincoln was assassinated, Johnson became president.

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