Andrew Johnson

17th President of the United States of America

Facts About Andrew Johnson

  • He was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1808.
  • He moved to Greenville, Tennessee, and opened a tailor shop.
  • He was a member of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
  • He supported a bill that made farms free for poor people.
  • He became President Lincoln's Vice President.
  • After President Lincoln died, Andrew Johnson, became president of the United States of America.

Why Andrew Johnson is an Important NC Historical Figure

Andrew Johnson is an important North Carolina historical figure because he reached for high goals. When he arrived in Greenville, Tennessee, he was a simple tailor opening a new tailor shop. But, he quickly became involved in local politics and was able to move up in politics. Eventually, he became the 17th president, which is an amazing accomplishment.