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Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson

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Did you know that Andrew Johnson came from a poor background and didn't go to school? Despite this he became the President of the United States. Did you know that he belonged to the Democrat Political Party when he was inaugurated as president?

Fun Fact 1: Andrew Johnson was born on December 29, 1808 in Raleigh, North Carolina

Fun Fact 2: He was born in a log cabin to a poor family, his parents were nearly illiterate. Andrew Johnson did not learn to read until he met his wife, Eliza

 

Fun Fact 3: He was the youngest of all Presidents to marry, he was 18 years old when he wed 16 year old Eliza McCardle Johnson. They married in Greeneville, Tennessee, and produced five children

Fun Fact 4: Before becoming president his career included the roles of Tailor, Soldier, Politician and Statesman

Fun Fact 5: Andrew Johnson became the 17th president of America in 1865 when he was 56 years old, he served for 4 years until 1869

Fun Fact 6: Andrew Johnson became President after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 15 1865, he was the first Vice President ever to replace an assassinated president

Fun Fact 7: Andrew Johnson is one of five Presidents who never ran for the office of President and was selected by default

Fun Fact 8: Throughout the four years of his presidency he officiated the reconstruction era of the United States, restoring the country from the aftermath of the Civil War

Fun Fact 9: Andrew Johnson did not agree with the releasing of slaves. His personal slave was named Sam

Fun Fact 10: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton are the only Presidents to be impeached (Charged with misconduct) Andrew Johnson was acquitted by just one vote and not charged

Fun Fact 11: Andrew Johnson's father Jacob was a hero who died a few weeks after saving two men from a from a capsized boat on a fishing trip. Andrew was at that time three years old

Fun Fact 12: Andrew Johnson, was one of only two presidents who did not own pets however, he found a family of white mice at the White House that he cared for and fed

Fun Fact 13: He was a little above average in height, he was 5 feet 10 inches, and was known for enjoying alcohol

Fun Fact 14: Andrew Johnson died on July 31, 1875 near Carter's Station. He was 66 years of age and was buried in Greeneville, Tennessee

Fun Fact 15: About his death Andrew Johnson quoted "When I die, I desire no better winding sheet that the Stars and Stripes and no softer pillow that the constitution of my country." He was buried with his body wrapped within the U.S. flag and his well-worn copy of the Constitution as a pillow

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