45 Facts About Andrew Johnson

1. Andrew Johnson has been a member of the varsity softball team at Aynor since eighth grade when she helped lead the Blue Jackets to a state championship series win over Andrew Jackson in 2015.

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2. Andrew Johnson is a vital team member of Ray White Punchbowl, he strives in all areas and achieves great results.

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3. Andrew Johnson scored from just outside the crease off a pass from Jonathan Drouin, Matthew Peca, Andrew Shaw, Tomas Tatar and Nicolas Deslauriers scored for the Canadiens.

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4. Andrew Johnson took office after Abraham Lincoln was shot by assassin John Wilkes Booth in 1865.

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5. In the early 21st century, Andrew Johnson is among those commonly mentioned as the worst presidents in US history.

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6. Andrew Johnson remains the only former president to serve in the Senate.

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7. Andrew Johnson began to woo the farmers' Grange movement; with his Jeffersonian leanings, he easily gained their support.

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8. Andrew Johnson was seen as a likely victor in the Senate election, although hated by Radical Republicans, and by some Democrats because of his wartime activities.

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9. Andrew Johnson found Greeneville boring, and his private life was embittered by the suicide of his son Robert in 1869.

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10. Andrew Johnson sent Congress proposals for amendments to limit the president to a single six-year term and make the president and the Senate directly elected, and for term limits for judges.

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11. Andrew Johnson sought nomination by the 1868 Democratic National Convention in New York in July 1868.

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12. In June 1868, Andrew Johnson signed an eight-hour law passed by Congress that established an eight-hour workday for laborers and mechanics employed by the Federal Government.

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13. In June 1866, Andrew Johnson signed the Southern Homestead Act into law, believing that the legislation would assist poor whites.

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14. Andrew Johnson appointed his Greeneville crony, Samuel Milligan, to the United States Court of Claims, where he served from 1868 until his death in 1874.

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15. With the dealmaking, Andrew Johnson was confident of the result in advance of the verdict, and in the days leading up to the ballot, newspapers reported that Stevens and his Radicals had given up.

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16. Andrew Johnson promised to install the respected John Schofield as War Secretary.

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17. Andrew Johnson considered firing Stanton, but respected him for his wartime service as secretary.

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18. Andrew Johnson blamed the Democrats for giving only lukewarm support to the National Union movement.

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19. Andrew Johnson campaigned vigorously, undertaking a public speaking tour, known as the "Swing Around the Circle".

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20. Andrew Johnson believed that the Radicals would now be isolated and defeated, and that the Moderate Republicans would form behind him; he did not understand that Moderates too wanted to see African Americans treated fairly.

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21. Andrew Johnson was initially left to devise a Reconstruction policy without legislative intervention, as Congress was not due to meet again until December 1865.

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22. Andrew Johnson presided with dignity over Lincoln's funeral ceremonies in Washington, before his predecessor's body was sent home to Springfield, Illinois, for interment.

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23. Andrew Johnson rushed to the President's deathbed, where he remained a short time, on his return promising, "They shall suffer for this.

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24. Andrew Johnson was named on the second ballot with 491 votes to Hamlin's 17 and eight for Dickinson; the nomination was made unanimous.

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25. On the first ballot, Andrew Johnson led with 200 votes to 150 for Hamlin and 108 for Dickinson.

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26. Andrew Johnson returned home when his state took up the issue of secession.

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27. Andrew Johnson hoped that he would be a compromise candidate for the presidential nomination as the Democratic Party tore itself apart over the slavery question.

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28. Andrew Johnson continued his opposition to spending, chairing a committee to control it.

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29. Andrew Johnson decided not to seek a third term as governor, with an eye towards election to the US Senate.

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30. Andrew Johnson was unexpectedly victorious, albeit with a narrower margin than in 1853.

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31. In his first biennial speech, Andrew Johnson urged simplification of the state judicial system, abolition of the Bank of Tennessee, and establishment of an agency to provide uniformity in weights and measures; the last was passed.

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32. Andrew Johnson won the election by 63,413 votes to 61,163; some votes for him were cast in return for his promise to support Whig Nathaniel Taylor for his old seat in Congress.

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33. In his campaign for a fourth term, Andrew Johnson concentrated on three issues: slavery, homesteads and judicial elections.

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34. Andrew Johnson supported the Democratic candidate, former Michigan senator Lewis Cass.

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35. In his second term, Andrew Johnson supported the Polk administration's decision to fight the Mexican War, seen by some Northerners as an attempt to gain territory to expand slavery westward, and opposed the Wilmot Proviso, a proposal to ban slavery in any territory gained from Mexico.

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36. Andrew Johnson believed, as did many Southern Democrats, that the Constitution protected private property, including slaves, and thus prohibited the federal and state governments from abolishing slavery.

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37. Soon after taking his seat, Andrew Johnson purchased his first slave, Dolly, aged 14.

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38. Andrew Johnson helped organize a mechanics' ticket in the 1829 Greeneville municipal election.

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39. Andrew Johnson left North Carolina for Tennessee, traveling mostly on foot.

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40. Andrew Johnson was not happy at James Selby's, and after about five years, both he and his brother ran away.

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41. Andrew Johnson lived with his mother for part of his service, and one of Selby's employees taught him rudimentary literacy skills.

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42. Andrew Johnson opposed the Fourteenth Amendment, which gave citizenship to former slaves.

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43. Andrew Johnson was born in poverty in Raleigh, North Carolina and never attended school.

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44. Andrew Johnson assumed the presidency as he was Vice President of the United States at the time of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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45. Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869.

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