• Andrew Johnson with Sioux delegation at White House

    Andrew Johnson

    National Historic Site Tennessee

The Tenure of Office Act

The Tenure of Office Act

Johnson vetoed this Act because he felt the Constitution gave the President the right to remove officials when necessary.

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Washington Nationals team

Andrew Johnson enjoyed watching baseball. He was the first President to host a baseball team at the White House, and he gave employees time off to watch a game between the Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Athletics and Brooklyn Atlantics.