March 3, 1867 Tenure of Office Act Passed Reconstruction150

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Pat Young

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On March 3, 1867 Congress enacted the Tenure of Office Act over the veto of President Andrew Johnson. The act restricted the president's ability to remove certain Senate-confirmed officers of the Executive Department. An alleged violation of the act would lead to the impeachment of Andrew Johnson.
 
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