Andrew Johnson's Life

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Even though Andrew Johnson grew up on the troubled side, he would soon grow up to make an impact on the United States of America that will forever be remembered. On December 29, 1808 Andrew Johnson was born in a log cabin in Raleigh, North Carolina to his mother, Mary Polly and his father, Jacob Johnson. Andrew grew up in a rural community where he and his family struggled to make ends meet. On January 4, 1812 Andrew’s father, Jacob Johnson, drowns while trying to save the lives of his two wealthiest employers. Andrew was only three-years old when his father passed away. After Jacob’s sudden death, Andrew’s mother worked desperately as a weaver and a spinner to feed the family. When Andrew was still a young a child his mother, desperate for …show more content…
In 1853 Andrew Johnson becomes governor of Tennessee and just three short years later earned a seat as a U.S. senator in 1857. At the beginning of Andrew’s new journey, he introduces the Homestead Bill to the U.S. senate in 1857. On November 6, 1860 Abraham Lincoln becomes the sixteenth president of the United Sates. When the Civil War broke out in 1861, Andrew decides to remain loyal to the Union and keeps his seat as a U.S. senate. It was not until 1862 when Andrew is appointed military governor of Tennessee that he resigns from the U.S. senate seat. Also, in 1862 the Homestead Bill was enacted after Andrew Johnson left the U.S. senate. In 1864 Andrew Johnson was elected vice president of the United States. A year later President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865 at the Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. On April 14, 1865, just a couple of hours after the Abraham Lincoln’s death, Andrew Johnson, a democrat, became the United States seventeenth …show more content…
Johnston be set aside.” According to the Civil War Trust. On June 13, 1865, President Johnson appoints provisional governors for six of the former Confederate states. The states include Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Texas, and South Carolina. “President Andrew Johnson was awarded the Honorary Doctorate by the University of North Carolina in 1866.” according to the National Park Service. During the Civil War sugar from the Sandwich Islands, now known as the state of Hawaii, became a major import to the North, for it was outlawed from Southern Plantations. In August of 1866 President Johnson invited Queen Emma of the Sandwich Islands to join him in the White House for a feast. During the feast Queen Emma tried to encourage President Johnson to join her favorable trade agreement in order to expand the import of sugar to the entire United States. This visit was also the first time a Queen had ever dined at the White House. Shortly after the Queens visit, President Andrew Johnson makes an attempt to tour the Northeast and Midwest that he called his swing around the circle, to help increase the support for his plan of reconstruction. That same year in 1866, President Johnson’s plan falls

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