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January 28, 2011


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NC Lawyer

Interestingly, Polk and Jackson (whose presidencies were seperated by only 8 years) were born less than 20 miles apart in the backcountry on the border of North and South Carolina in the land of the Catawba and Waxhaw tribes (Polk is undeniably a North Carolinian, Jackson's birthplace is disputed). All three of NC's presidents moved to Tennessee and were prominent Tennesseeans when they were elected President -- in fact they are the only "Tennesseeans" to become president.

BS Starkey

Could the inscription pertain to the Tenure of Office Act rather than his opposition to Reconstruction?

Alfred Brophy

That seems unlikely to me. To sum up Andrew Johnson's accomplishments based on his veto of a single, pretty obscure, act doesn't seem like the most reasonable explanation.

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