• Andrew Johnson Swing Around the Circle Tour

    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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Queen Emma of the Sandwich Islands (now known as the Hawaiian Islands) came to visit President Andrew Johnson in Washington. It was the first time a Queen had visited the White House. She gave this ivory basket to President and Mrs. Johnson. It is now on display in the Andrew Johnson NHS museum.