Andrew Johnson

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Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 - July 31, 1875) was the seventeenth President of the United States of America (1865-1869).


In 1996, David Xanatos joked that Quincy Hemings became Chief Steward during the 19th Century administration, only to be corrected by Hemings that he was promoted during LBJ's administration.


Real World Background

Following the assassination of his predecessor, Abraham Lincoln, Johnson was immediately sworn in. He is largely remembered for being the first American President to be impeached, after frequent conflicts with the Cabinet he inherited and both houses of Congress over his insistence to restore seceded states to the Union with little to no guarantee those states would protect the rights of emancipated Black Americans. He failed to win his party's nomination in 1868 and was succeeded by Ulysses S. Grant. He later went on to serve as U.S. Senator for Tennessee in 1875, but died five months into his term. He is consistently ranked as one of the worst Presidents in United States' history.

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