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His future wife taught him how to write and read
But this was not until he was 17
Began selling clothes in the Carolinas
Eventually was governor of Tennessee
Grew up
In poverty
No trust
For those with money
Lincoln was impressed and he joined his team
After Lincoln died he was next to lead
He would then take over Reconstruction
Then angered most Republicans
But stayed true
To the Union
During
The Civil War

The Radical Republicans
They hate you
The Radical Republicans
They hate you

Congressmen wanted the South to pay
But he would constantly get in their way
Slaves were now free but they faced Black Codes
and he rarely seemed to show much sympathy
In fact, he vetoed the first Civil Rights Bill
Republicans said "ok, that's enough"
They said he broke the Tenure of Office Act
He was the first President impeached

They tried
To kick him out
Sorry
It did not work
Fought for
The poor people
But not
The former slaves

Guess who? Andrew Johnson

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from The Presidents of the United States of America (Volume 2), track released February 20, 2012
Matt Beat

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Electric Needle Room Lawrence, Kansas

Electric Needle Room are an indie pop band based in Lawrence, Kansas. It is mostly a solo project for Matt Beat, but his brother, Steven Beat, also helps with percussion. Emcee DL, Bryan Poole, Dave Thomas, and Chris Huggard have all helped the band with live performances throughout its history. ... more

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