Check out this historic 1865 political cartoon of Andrew Johnson, the nation’s 16th VP under Abe Lincoln.
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It seems Republicans and Democrats can never get along these days. Partisan politics has become business as usual. Perhaps politicians of our day should take a page from Andrew Johnson’s playbook. In 1864, Republican Abraham Lincoln chose Democrat Andrew Johnson as his Vice President to balance out the ticket. Johnson wasn’t your typical Democrat. For [...]
Vice Presidents have a habit of wanting the big job even when it seems they will not get it. And sometimes they just miss being part of it. Two missed opportunities come to mind. First, Hannibal Hamlin, who served four years with President Lincoln, was dropped in 1864. In 1865, Lincoln was assassinated, and Andrew Johnson [...]