ON THIS DAY: December 29
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.