Andrew Johnson SWH

  • The patter of tiny feet

    The patter of tiny feet
    Andrew Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. From a poor family.
  • Religion

    Andrew Johnson did not have any religion growing up.
  • The wife Eliza McCardle

    The wife Eliza McCardle
    Eliza McCardle was born October 4, 1810, Greeneville, Tennessee. Eliza taught her husband to read and write she also read to him in the Tailor Shop while he worked. She passed on January 15, 1876.
  • Education of the brain

    Education of the brain
    Johnson had no education so he taught himself how to read.
  • Conjugal bond

    Conjugal bond
    Johnson married Eliza McCardle in 1827 which they had five children together.
  • More patter of tiny feet

    More patter of tiny feet
    Andrew and Eliza had five kids.
    Martha: 1828-1901
    Charles: 1830-1863
    Mary: 1832-1883
    Robert: 1834-1869
    Andrew jr.: 1852-1879
  • Martha Johnson

    Martha Johnson
    She was born in Tennessee on October 25, 1828. While her father served in Congress, she attended school in Georgetown and occasionally visited the Polk White House. She passed on July 10 1901.
  • Charles Johnson

    Charles Johnson
    Charles Johnson was born February 19, 1830. He died at age 33 on April 4, 1863 near Nashville, during the American Civil War, while his father was serving as military governor of Tennessee.
  • Mary Johnson

    Mary Johnson
    Mary Johnson was born May 8, 1832. She attended the Oddfellow's School in Rogersville, TN. Mary passed on April 19, 1883.
  • Robert Johnson

    Robert Johnson
    Robert Johnson was born February 22, 1834. He was the youngest child for eighteen years. Robert suffered from tuberculosis and alcoholism and spent time during his father's presidency in a Washington asylum. He passed on April 22, 1869.
  • Employment 1

    Employment 1
    Andrew Johnson was an apprentice tailor he made fitted clothes such as suits, pants, and jackets to fit his customers. He had this job in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he learned his craft.
  • Employment 2

    Employment 2
    Andrew Johnson was also mayor of Greeneville. He went over well with both the town's mechanics and artisans as well as the country inhabitants of Washington and Greene counties.
  • Employment 3

    Employment 3
    Johnson was in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat. During his service, he thought the passage of the Homestead Bill which was an act soon after he left his Senate seat in 1862. Southern slave states wanted to leave to form the Confederate States of America, including Tennessee, but Johnson remained firmly with the Union.
  • Employment 4

    Employment 4
    Andrew Johnson was also a politician, after briefly serving in the Tennessee Senate, Johnson was elected to the House of Representatives in 1843, where he served five two-year terms. He became governor of Tennessee for four years, and was elected by the legislature to the Senate in 1857.
  • Andrew Johnson Jr. "Frank"

    Andrew Johnson Jr. "Frank"
    Andrew Johnson Jr. was the youngest Johnson son by eighteen years. He was born August 5, 1852. Frank was the only Johnson son to marry which was to Kate May "Bessie" Rumbough. The marriage was strained as Frank suffered from tuberculosis and drank to excess. He passed on March 12, 1879 at the age of 26, having no children.
  • The Civil War (News Worthy Event)

    The Civil War (News Worthy Event)
    The Civil War strengthened the United States foreign of power and influence. The Civil War started over slavery. It affected the freedom for more than four million enslaved Americans. It happened in Fort Sumter in South Carolina's Charleston Harbor. The Civil War ended on April 9 1865.
  • Fighting Machine

    Fighting Machine
    Andrew Johnson was in the United States Army. His rank was Brigadier General.
  • Reconstruction (Programs Developed)

    Reconstruction (Programs Developed)
    Reconstruction happened on December 8, 1863-March 31, 1877 which granting amnesty and returning people's property if they pledged to be loyal to the United States. Republicans wanted to speed up Reconstruction and reunite the nation painlessly and quickly.

    After Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 15 1865. Andrew Johnson took to be the 17th president of the United States of America.

    On April 15, 1865 is when Andrew Johnson was declared the 17th president of the United States. He was a rigid, and racist man who was unable to compromise or accept a political reality at odds with his own ideas.
  • Civil Rights Act (Law Developed)

    Civil Rights Act (Law Developed)
    Civil Rights Act of April 8, 1866, said that all citizens no matter the color of your skin have the right to be equally protected by the law. It ended on July 2, 1964.
  • Impeachment Survival

    Impeachment Survival
    Andrew Johnson survived a trial of impeachment by one vote. Impeachment happened because Andrew Johnson vetoed legislation that Congress passed to protect the rights of those who had been freed from slavery. President Andrew Johnson survived his 1868 Senate trial by just one vote.
  • Presidential Reconstruction (Program Developed)

    Presidential Reconstruction (Program Developed)
    Presidential Reconstruction of April 1865-1867 which allowed nearly all white Southerners who took an oath of allegiance to the Union. Appointment of provisional governors. State conventions to establish new, loyal state governments.
  • Andrew Johnson bye bye

    Andrew Johnson bye bye
    Andrew Johnson serves as U.S senator for four months before dying. On July 31, 1875, Senator Andrew Johnson died of a stroke while visiting his daughter in Tennessee.
  • Where Andrew was buried

    Where Andrew was buried
    Andrew Johnson was buried in the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville Tennessee. Where to this day he is probably still resting.
  • Fun Fact 1

    Fun Fact 1
    Andrew Johnson was the first president to be impeached. But not the only William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton in 1998.
    Donald John Trump in 2019 and 2021 were also impeached.
  • Fun Fact 2

    Fun Fact 2
    Andrew Johnson had a nickname. Before entering politics, Johnson worked as a tailor, which is someone who mends clothing. His nickname during his time in politics was 'The Tennessee Tailor,' because Johnson was also from Tennessee.
  • Fun Fact 3

    Fun Fact 3
    Andrew Johnson had much of the U.S. Constitution memorized.
  • Fun Fact 4

    Fun Fact 4
    Johnson opened his tailor shop when he was just 19, and by the age of 22, he was elected the mayor of Greeneville, Tennessee. He served as mayor for four years.
  • Fun Fact 5

    Fun Fact 5
    Andrew Johnson was a US Senator in 1857. While in Congress, he supported the Fugitive Slave Act and the right to own enslaved people. However, when states started to secede from the Union in 1861, Johnson was the only southern senator who did not agree. Because of this, he retained his seat.