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Who was Andrew Johnson?
Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1865 and ended in 1869. He was 56 years old when he first began his term of office on April 15, 1865.

Andrew Johnson's Nickname Meanings
He was named after his mother's brother.
He had a variety of nicknames including the Tennessee Tailor, Sir Veto, Father of the Homestead Act. The 'Tailor' nickname reflects one of his jobs before entering politics. The Homestead Act provided 160 acres of land in the west to those who would farm the land for five years. Johnson placed a veto on all the Radical Republican congressional laws to ensure that the Southern States abolished slavery. Congress overrode his veto with enough votes, and eventually impeached him.


Description and Picture of Andrew Johnson
The picture of Andrew Johnson portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as being 5 feet 10 inches in height and a stocky, 174 pounds in weight. He had piercing, dark brown colored eyes and his thick, dark hair turned gray with age. He was a dignified man who dressed in a neat, conservative fashion.

Character and Personality Traits: What was Andrew Johnson like?
The personality of Andrew Johnson is described as polite, compassionate man who had a humble upbringing and mixed well with the working man. He felt less at home with people termed as the cream of society. He had a captivating voice and was noted for his oratory skills and his direct, simple approach.

Facts about President Andrew Johnson and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was Andrew Johnson famous for? Why was Andrew Johnson important? The history and life of President Andrew Johnson during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President Andrew Johnson Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was Andrew Johnson?  
 He was the 17th President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1865 and ended in 1869 (April 15, 1865 to March 3, 1869).
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Democratic political party
What other political offices did Andrew Johnson hold before his presidency?
 Alderman of Greeneville, Tennessee, 1830-33
 Mayor of Greeneville, Tennessee, 1834
 Tennessee State Legislature, 1835-43
 U.S. House of Representatives, 1843-53
 The Governor of Tennessee, 1853-57
 United States Senator, 1857-62
 Military Governor of Tennessee, 1862-65
 Vice President, 1865 (under Abraham Lincoln)
Who was his Vice President?
 He had no Vice President
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 The Thirteenth Amendment Ratified (1865)
 The Ku Klux Klan was founded  (1866)
 Alaska Purchased (1867)
 The Impeachment Proceedings (1868)
 The Fourteenth Amendment Ratified (1868)
What was Andrew Johnson' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was "Tennessee Tailor"
Who was Andrew Johnson' s first  lady?
 The name of his First Lady was Eliza Johnson
President Andrew Johnson Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of Andrew Johnson can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

Andrew Johnson Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was Andrew Johnson born?  
 He was born on December 29, 1808, in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was Jacob Johnson
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Mary McDonough Johnson
Where was Andrew Johnson educated and what was his religion?
 He had no formal education
 Religion: No known affiliation
What did Andrew Johnson do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a Tailor and public official
Who was Andrew Johnson' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Eliza McCardle (1810-1876). They married on May 5, 1827
  The couple raised a family. The names of their children were Martha Johnson (1828-1901); Charles Johnson (1830-63); Mary Johnson (1832-83); Robert Johnson (1834-69); Andrew Johnson (1852-79)
When did Andrew Johnson die?
 He died on July 31, 1875, in Carter's Station, Tennessee
Andrew Johnson Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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