• 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.

Did You Know?

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Family tradition holds that Andrew Johnson arrived in Greeneville with a cart drawn by a blind pony in 1826. His mother and step-father were with him. Tradition also says they camped at a spring on the Homestead property.