• 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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Nat-Cem-Dedication

On September 18, 1867, President Andrew Johnson spoke at the dedication of the Antietam National Cemetery. The dedication took place on the fifth anniversary of the battle.