Sunday, March 06, 2011

Presidential Dollars: Andrew Johnson Presidency Anything but Golden

With the issuance of every new presidential golden dollar coin from the U.S. Mint, I'm staggered by the lesser-known facts of each presidency.

Andrew Johnson is the latest to be featured on a dollar coin.

He assumed the mantle of vice president for Lincoln's second term. Just months later, Lincoln was shot dead, which left Johnson serving in a position that he hadn't intended or planned.

He was at the helm when . . .

Full story at: The Sacramento Bee

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