Sunday, September 29, 2019

Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States

He was born in 1808 and died of a series of heart attacks at age 66 in 1875.  Not yesterday afternoon.

Why did he get the axe?  He was impeached by the Radical Republican (a Republican was radical?  Who knew?)  element in Congress because he tried to implement Lincoln's plan for post-Civil War Reconstruction and opposed the Radical's more punitive bill.

Thank you Indiana's own Anderson Doug.

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