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How many US Presidents have been Impeached?

Apache 2012/09/05 18:51:49
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  • sammanilla 2012/09/06 17:25:32
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    sammanilla
    And the people are calling for more!
  • jere.chievres 2012/09/06 15:09:14
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    Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were both impeached purely for political reasons.
    Richard Nixon was almost impeached, but he resigned first. He actually was a criminal.
    Impeachment is like indictment, The House of Representatives is like a grand jury. After the House vote, the trial begins. The Senate is the jury and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is the judge. A president is only thrown out of office if they are found guilty of high crimes or misdemeanors in the impeachment trial. Nobody knows exactly what high crimes and misdemeanors means though. No president has ever been thrown out of office. Nixon almost certainly would have been if he hadn't left first.
  • Sgt Major B 2012/09/06 15:07:09
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    Andrew Johnson and William Clinton.
  • KoAm 2012/09/06 14:17:48
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    KoAm
    Two have been impeached -- that is, put on trial in the Senate and charged with offenses that, if found guilty, would result in their removal from office.

    Neither of the two -- Andrew Johnson or Bill Clinton -- were convicted.

    Richard Nixon probably would have been impeached on charges stemming from the Watergate scandal, but he resigned from office before it ever got to that point.
  • Mrs. Kathy Arch 2012/09/06 14:16:40
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    Mrs. Kathy Arch
    Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. Nixon resigned before the impeachment vote.
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/09/06 14:15:30
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    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    Andrew Johnson and Clinton. I'm guessing.
  • Nameless 2012/09/05 20:57:04
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    Presidents William Jefferson Clinton and Andrew Johnson were both impeached but neither were removed from office.
  • kevracer 2012/09/05 20:52:28
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    two had papers of impeachment filed but they were not convicted and thus not removed from office
  • KrisD87 2012/09/05 20:22:34
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    No president has been removed from office via impeachment.. Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson were impeached by the house and not by the senate.
  • KoAm KrisD87 2012/09/06 14:19:10
    KoAm
    +1
    No, they were impeached by the Senate. The House does not have the power to impeach.

    Clinton and Johnson were both impeached in the Senate. And both were acquitted by the Senate.
  • Birthpangs KoAm 2012/09/06 14:22:33
  • KoAm Birthpangs 2012/09/06 14:25:33
    KoAm
    And the Senate tried both Johnson and Clinton.

    So it's not true to say that they were not impeached by the Senate.
  • KrisD87 KoAm 2012/09/06 14:29:38
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    Johnson and Clinton were impeached in the HOUSE and acquitted by the senate. The House of Representatives has the sole power of impeaching, while the United States Senate has the sole power to try all impeachments.
  • Nameless KrisD87 2012/09/06 17:56:35
    Nameless
    Semantics. Trying an impeachment is still a part of the impeaching process.
  • munda 2012/09/05 19:20:53
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    munda
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    Zero. No president has ever been impeached. THe process was initiated on two but completed. One that should have been resigend before the process could begin.
  • Apache munda 2012/09/05 19:38:39
  • munda Apache 2012/09/05 20:10:57
    munda
    +1
    Clinton was a Democrat, I think Johnson was a democrat while president but I think at some point n his carrer his was whig and mechanics party.
  • Nameless Apache 2012/09/06 17:58:44
    Nameless
    No, the answer was incorrect.
  • sammanilla munda 2012/09/06 17:23:44
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    Wrong. Impeachment is the accusation, not the prosecution.
  • Nameless munda 2012/09/06 17:58:28
    Nameless
    Two Presidents were, indeed, impeached. Impeachment just means that the charges were brought and the House determines if there is enough evidence to go to the Senate, which becomes the jury.
  • Birthpangs 2012/09/05 19:05:58
  • Apache Birthpangs 2012/09/05 19:39:35 (edited)
  • Apache Apache 2012/09/05 21:58:21 (edited)
  • Birthpangs Apache 2012/09/05 22:23:13
  • KoAm Birthpangs 2012/09/06 14:19:44
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    Yes. And obstruction of justice.
  • Birthpangs KoAm 2012/09/06 14:21:11
  • Aqua Su... Apache 2012/09/06 14:22:33
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +1
    I was taught in my 4th grade history class that Johnson was impeached because he refused to go along with the harsh measures of Reconstruction against the defeated CSA. That was the year we studied the Presidents. In junior high, we studied the Civil War for a whole semester, but Johnson wasn't touched on that much. History was my fave subject.
  • Rust 2012/09/05 18:54:29
  • Apache Rust 2012/09/05 19:40:01

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