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Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875) was the 17th President of the United States (1865–1869), after Abraham Lincoln was killed.

Sourced quotes

  • "No, gentlemen, if I am to be shot at, I want no man to be in the way of the bullet."[1]    
Simple: If someone shoots a bullet at me, I do not want anyone to get in the bullet's way.
  • "The goal to strive for is a poor government but a rich people."[2]    
Simple: Our goal should be for our Government to have little money and for people to have much.


  1. Andrew Johnson, President of the United States: His Life and Speeches (1866) by Lillian Foster
  2. Andrew Johnson, Plebeian and Patriot (1928) by Robert Watson Winston, Page 53.

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