Category: US President
Andrew Johnson 1865-1869
Andrew Johnson was born on the 29th of December 1808 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Andrew Johnson was the seventeenth President of the United States of America during the period from 1865 to 1869. Andrew Johnson became the president of the country due to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln when he was serving as the Vice President of the United States. Andrew Johnson was a Democrat who worked with Lincoln on the National Union ticket and he assumed office at the conclusion of the Civil War.
Andrew Johnson supported speedy restoration of the separated states to the Union. His plans did not provide safety to the earlier slaves, and he came into disagreement with the Republican-dominated Congress, concluding his accusation by the House of Representatives. Andrew Johnson was the first American president to be accused and he was found guilty in the Senate by a single vote.
Andrew Johnson was born in a poor family in Raleigh, North Carolina. Andrew Johnson was a trainee as a tailor and worked in quite a lot of frontier towns earlier than settling in Greeneville, Tennessee. Andrew Johnson worked as alderman and mayor in Greeneville earlier than being chosen for the Tennessee House of Representatives during 1835. Subsequent to a short service on the Tennessee committee, Andrew Johnson was designated to the federal House of Representatives during 1843, where he worked five two-year tenures. Andrew Johnson served as the Tennessee Governor for four years, and was chosen by the government to the Senate during 1857. During his congressional service, Andrew Johnson sought the Homestead Bill passage, which was passed shortly subsequent to his exit from Senate seat during 1862.
When Southern slave states, together with Tennessee, disaffiliated to structure the American Confederate States, Andrew Johnson stayed determinedly with the Union. Lincoln, then President of the United States, appointed Andrew Johnson as the governor of Tennessee armed forces in 1864 after it had been taken again. As a Southern Unionist and a War Democrat in 1864, Andrew Johnson was a logical preference as running companion for Lincoln, who desired to send a message of national accord in his re-election movement and their ticket won effortlessly. Andrew Johnson assumed office as the American vice president during March 1865, offering a confused and maybe drunken speech, and he then sheltered himself to stay away from public mockery. After six weeks, Andrew Johnson became the president of the United States, owing to the assassination of Lincoln
As a president, Andrew Johnson put his individual form of Presidential Reconstruction into practice, which is a sequence of declarations directing the separated states to hold meetings and elections to form their civil governments again. As Southern states returned several of their previous leaders, and passed Black Codes to deny the freedom of several civil liberties, Congress declined to seat representatives from those states and advanced legislation to override the Southern activities. Johnson disallowed their bills, and Congress superseded him, setting an outline for the rest of his presidential term. Andrew Johnson was against the Fourteenth Amendment that granted nationality to African-Americans. As the disagreement between the divisions of government developed, Congress approved the Tenure of Office Act, limiting Johnson in sacking Cabinet officials. When Andrew Johnson continued in attempting to dismiss Edwin Stanton, the Secretary of War, he was accused by the House of Representatives, and closely shunned conviction in the Senate and elimination from office. Returning to Tennessee subsequent to his presidency, Andrew Johnson looked for political justification, and gained it when he was chosen to the Senate again during 1875 just a few months before his bereavement.
Andrew Johnson died on the 31st of July 1875 at the age of 66 years in Elizabethton, Tennessee.