Andrew Johnson: The Union Party

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Andrew Johnson grew up in Tennessee from heritage and worked hard to build a name for himself in politics. Johnson was elected as Lincoln’s running mate and was used to attract more votes for the Republican side, otherwise known as the “Union Party”. Johnson still was a true democrat and a southerner at heart; he didn’t actually think the same as Lincoln and other northerners. He had said that he denounced the bigger plantations and didn’t support the Confederacy.
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