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By Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein

This A–Z encyclopedia offers rigorously chosen entries masking the folk, occasions, and ideas appropriate to Andrew Johnson's life.

• greater than 350 entries conceal the 5 a long time of Andrew Johnson's winning occupation, from 1828–1875

• chosen unique files contain the Articles of Impeachment, speeches, proclamations, vetoes, and letters

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Initially Alaska was placed under a military government. A number of entrepreneurs and would-be territorial officeholders wrote Johnson urging that a civil territorial government be established for Alaska as soon as possible. However, the Congress passed only two pieces of legislation: one establishing customs regulations and the other pertaining to seal fisheries. Alaska languished under a badly managed military government until 1884 and did not become a state until 1959. See also: Foreign Affairs; Rousseau, Lovell Harrison; Seward, William Henry; Territorial Affairs.

S. Senate seat in 1869. S. House in 1872, only to lose again. Johnson remained an enemy to most Republicans, while Democrats clearly remembered his defection during the Civil War. Troubles continued as he suffered financial losses in the Panic of 1873 and contracted cholera that same year. Extant writings by Johnson indicate that he sincerely believed he was going to die. S. Senate. Johnson was the only former president to earn this distinction. Years had not mellowed the man or his temperament, and in a special March 1875 session he attacked President Grant for his support of the “unconstitutional” Reconstruction government in Louisiana.

A painful illness struck him in March. Some newspapers even reported that he had died. In April another son, Robert, died. Ever the fighter, Johnson quickly overcame the personal and professional setbacks and dove back into public life. S. Senate seat in 1869. S. House in 1872, only to lose again. Johnson remained an enemy to most Republicans, while Democrats clearly remembered his defection during the Civil War. Troubles continued as he suffered financial losses in the Panic of 1873 and contracted cholera that same year.

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