Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States from 1865 to 1869. He became President after the Assignation of President Abraham Lincoln. As President Johnson favored restoration of seceded states to the Union. His plan offered no protection to previous slaves and conflicted with his Republican dominated Congress. He was the first president to be impeached but was acquitted by a single vote in the Senate.
Born in North Carolina, Johnson worked in several frontier towns prior to settling in Greeneville, Tennessee. After a brief service in the Tennessee Senate.. Johnson was elected to Tennessee’s House of Representatives where he served five two-year terms. Johnson also served as Governor of Tennessee for four years. While in Congress Johnson sought passage of the Homestead Bill which was enacted shortly after he vacated his seat.
Johnson’s full biography can be read at Wikipedia.org
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