Andrew Johnson's Compelling Presidency

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Andrew Johnson, former Vice President to President Abraham Lincoln, was sworn into office after the assassination of Lincoln in April of 1865. Andrew Johnson served as the 17th President of the United Stated from 1865-1869. Johnson, seemingly an honest and righteous man had every odd up against him including the Radical Republicans. He had no chance when up against the jurisdiction of the Radicals and fell short of dominion every time. Johnson’s reign was one of the few compelling presidency’s due to his continuous mix-ups and battles with the Radicals. Before serving as Vice President or even President, Johnson was a member of The House of Representatives and Senate in the 1840’s and 50’s. Johnson remained a part of the House even after Tennessee
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