• Andrew Johnson with Sioux delegation at White House

    Andrew Johnson

    National Historic Site Tennessee

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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.

Did You Know?

Martha with flower

Johnson's daughter Martha found unframed portraits of J.Q. Adams, Van Buren, Tyler, Polk, Fillmore, and Pierce in the White House attic. They were framed and hung on the state floor. President Johnson enjoyed escorting guests through the hall to show the paintings.