The official portrait of Andrew Johnson
The official portrait of Andrew Johnson
 
 
Johnson as Senator in 1859
Johnson as Senator in 1859
 
 
Johnson being sworn in as president after Lincoln's death
Johnson being sworn in as president after Lincoln's death
 
 
Andrew Johnson, President
Andrew Johnson, President
 
 
The impeachment trial of Johnson
The impeachment trial of Johnson
 
 
Andrew Johnson, U.S. Senator in 1875
Andrew Johnson, U.S. Senator in 1875
 
 
The death of Andrew Johnson in 1875
The death of Andrew Johnson in 1875
 
#17  Johnson, Andrew
Topic(s):   Presidents (U.S.)
Quick Facts
Full Name Andrew Johnson
Born December 29, 1808 (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Died July 31, 1875 (near Elizabethtown, Tennessee)
President Number 17
Dates in Office April 15, 1865 to March 3, 1869
Vice-President none
Party Affiliation Union
First Lady Eliza Johnson
Occupation(s) tailor, politician
Major Accomplishment(s) U.S. Representative and Senator, governor of Tennessee, restoration of the Southern states, the purchase of Alaska

When Andrew Johnson was born, his parents were too poor to send him to school. He never did go to school. He taught himself to read when he was 14. He did not learn to write until after he was married.

When he was 14, Andrew Johnson and his brother were sold as servants to a tailor. The tailor gave them food, clothing, and a place to live. Andrew learned how to be a tailor.

When Lincoln was elected as president for a second term, Johnson was elected vice-president. When Abraham Lincoln was killed, Johnson became president. The Civil War was just ending.

Andrew Johnson tried to help the South rejoin the Union. Many in Congress did not like the way Johnson helped the southern states. They felt Johnson was too nice to the southerners.

This led to Andrew Johnsonís impeachment. Johnson was the first president in history to be impeached. Impeached means that he was fired as President. He was not re-elected to another term.

In 1867 while Johnson was president, the United States bought Alaska from Russia.

Even though he never went to school, Johnson was a very good speaker. He liked to go to the circus, grow vegetables in his garden, and play checkers.

Resource information

Andrew Johnson. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.biography.com/people/andrew-johnson-9355722

Andrew Johnson - U.S. Presidents - HISTORY.com. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/andrew-johnson

Andrew Johnson | whitehouse.gov. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/andrewjohnson

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