On This Day: Dec 29 President Andrew Johnson was Born, President Washington Acknowledged Seneca Nation

ON THIS DAY:  December 29

george washington On This Day: Dec 29 President Andrew Johnson was Born, President Washington Acknowledged Seneca Nation

On This Day: Dec 29 President Andrew Johnson was Born, President Washington Acknowledged Seneca Nation

1790: President George Washington told the Seneca Nation that the U.S. was dedicated to friendship with Indians. “In future you cannot be defrauded of your lands… you possess the right to sell, and the right of refusing to sell your lands.”

1808: Andrew Johnson was born. He became the 17th president after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Andrew Johnson served between 1865-69 and was impeached for trying to fire War Secretary Stanton. The Senate later acquitted Johnson by one vote.

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 On This Day: Dec 29 President Andrew Johnson was Born, President Washington Acknowledged Seneca Nation
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.