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Who can impeach the president?

The House of Representatives has the sole power to impeach. Impeachment is the equivalent of an indictment. If the House votes with a simple majority to impeach a president, then the US Senate holds a trial and if 2/3 of the senators decide the impeached person is guilty he is removed from office.

Impeachment of president?

It means a trial of wrongdoings by the president. The senate and house vote to get president out of office before his term is up.

How did Abraham Lincoln become president?

the southern states strongly opposed Lincoln as president. only 40% of the public voted for Lincoln. he became president through the electorial college, when all northern representatives chose to vote for Lincoln to get back at the south - there were more nothern reps then southern so the north had (MORE)

Who became President when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated?

Lincoln's Vice President, Andrew Johnson, took office upon thedeath of Lincoln. Andrew Johnson of Tennessee. He was president from 1865-1869. Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson became president after Lincoln's' death. Andrew Johnson. Andrew Johnson was sworn into office after the death of Abraham Lincoln (MORE)

Who is the President impeached by?

The basic impeachment process is spelled out in the Constitution. In essence, the House of Representatives functions something like a grand jury, in that it weighs the evidence and determines whether it is sufficient to justify articles of impeachment (similar to an indictment) and a trial to determ (MORE)

Where was president Lincoln assassinated?

President Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. He was shot by John Wilkes Booth and died later that night across the street in a boarding house.

Who was the 1st president to be impeached?

There have only been two Presidents impeached: Andrew Johnson (1868) and Bill Clinton (1998). Neither were convicted during their Senate trial of any charge in their respective impeachments.

Who becomes president if the president is impeached?

The vice president becomes the new President if the Presidentvacates his office for any reason, including death, resignation, orforced removal via the impeachment process. Note that the President would remain president after impeachmentuntil and unless the Senate votes to convict. Being impeached i (MORE)

How can you impeach the president?

First the House of Representatives must come up with articles of impeachment, or written reason to impeach. Then they must get a majority vote on at least one of the articles. That is when he is impeached.. From there, it is taken to the Senate to see if the president is removed from office.

Which president was not impeached?

Only two of 43 president were impeached: Andrew Johnson and WilliamJefferson Clinton. Richard Nixon resigned while impeachment charges were beingprepared against him. In both cases the sitting president was impeached but inneither case did the Senate choose to convict so although both wereimpeach (MORE)

Can impeach a president?

Impeachment is where a governing body accuses a public official ofcommitting illegal acts. If the official is found guilty,punishment can include removal from office as well as criminal andcivil penalties. In the United States, Congress has power toimpeach the President, and has done so twice: Andre (MORE)

What was the name of the actor who assassinated President Lincoln?

John Wilkes Booth was part of a Southern conspiracy to kidnap or kill Northern leaders, including Abraham Lincoln. On April 14, 1865, Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln, at Ford's Theater in Washington DC and Lincoln died nine hours later, at 7:22am, on April 15, 1865. Booth was pursued, and was (MORE)

Why does a president get impeached?

A president will get impeached if he does something unconstitutional. the congress will vote on it and if the majority wins he is impeached.

Can the president be impeached?

In many countries the title president is self bestowed, after a military coup for instance, and there is no legal recourse for impeachment. In the others there is a rule or law to follow to impeach a president

What can get a president impeached?

"Articles One and Two of the Constitution allow the House of Representatives to impeach high federal officials, including the president, for "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors", and give the Senate the power to remove impeached officials from office, given a two-thirds vote to (MORE)

What year did president Lincoln get assassinated?

President Lincoln was assassinated on Good Friday April 14, 1865 at 10:13pm by John Wilkes Booth. He died the next morning April 15, 1865 at 7:22am. he was assassinated on April 10 1865 died on April 11 1865

Where was US President Lincoln assassinated?

President Lincoln was murdered by John Wilkes Booth on April 14,1865 at "Fords Theater" in Washington D.C. . He was shot in theback of the head while viewing a play. Lincoln died on April 15,1865.

How did Abraham Lincoln become a president and why did he become a president?

Why Lincoln won the nomination has been subject of much debate. His expressed views on slavery were seen as more moderate than those of rivals Seward and Chase. Some feel that Seward lost more than Lincoln won, including Seward himself. Others attribute it to luck, and the fact that the convention w (MORE)

Who becomes the US president if the president is assassinated?

The vice-president normally becomes president if the current president is assassinated. In the US, if the President is assassinated (or otherwise unable to perform the duties of his office), the Vice President becomes President, and will nominate a new Vice President to be confirmed by the Congr (MORE)

President Lincoln was assassinated at?

President Lincoln was actually shot at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. and he later died of the gun shot wounds across the street at Petersen House a day later on April 15, 1865

Who was the next president to be assassinated after Abraham Lincoln?

James Garfield was, in 1881. He was shot in the back by a mentallyunstable man who wrote one speech in support of Garfield, andbelieved that this speech singlehandedly won Garfield the election.He demanded to be made ambassador to France, and when it did nothappen, he was furious and believed God wa (MORE)

What does a president do to get impeached?

The House of Representatives which votes on impeachment sets the standards. They are not spelled out. Surely criminal activity is grounds, but even strong suspicion of criminal activity or unethical behavior would suffice - even gross immorality, moral turpitude and conduct unbefitting a president m (MORE)

Who was the 1st president impeached by senate?

Andrew johnson . Trick question; only the House of Representatives has the power to impeach. The Senate puts the impeached person on trial and votes on their guilt or innocence. A two-thirds majority vote is required for a conviction. The vote in President Johnson's case was 35-19 guilty, one (MORE)

Where was General Grant at when President Lincoln was assassinated?

he was with Lincoln when he was assassinated he tried to attack john Wilkes booth but he got away and john Wilkes booth broke his leg when he jumped from the president box onto the stage and every one thought it was part of the show and clapped but he shouted in some language something like there ha (MORE)

In what year did lincoln become president?

He was elected in 1860, sworn into office in Spring of 1861. He was re-elected in 1864, sworn in to office in March of 1865. The Civil War ended the following month on April 9, 1865, Lincoln was shot on the evening of April 14, 1865.

Was president Lincoln impeached?

No, his Vice President, Andrew Johnson, was impeached. When Lincoln was assassinated, Andrew Johnson became President, and then was impeached towards the end of his term. Johnson's impeachment charges were not confirmed by the Senate, and he was therefore, not removed from office, as President.

Who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865?

John Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln atapproximately 10:15 in the evening, on Good Friday, April 14, 1865,while the President was watching a play ("Our American Cousin"), atFord's Theater in Washington DC. The President was taken across thestreet fro the theater, to a Boarding House, The Peters (MORE)

What was the goal behind the assassination of President Lincoln?

Booth thought that by destroying the leadership of the Union, the South would gain enough time to pull the Confederate Army together and make the Civil War a win. . As a famous actor, John Wilkes Booth knew alot about motivation. He was a southern sympathizer who hated Lincoln. He had to be a meglo (MORE)

Who assassinated US president Abraham Lincoln?

John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater, while Abe and his wife were watching a play in balcony seats. Abe ws carried across to the street where he lied in a near by house bed. He died in the bed about one hour later.

Who becomes president if Barack Obama is impeached?

If a president becomes unable to serve, whether through death, severe illness, or impeachment, the vice president would assume the position of president. This is what happened when President Kennedy was assassinated: his vice president, Lyndon Johnson, was sworn in. If Mr. Obama were removed from th (MORE)

Who was Lincolns vice president at the time of his assassination?

Democrat Andrew Johnson was Vice President at the time of the assassination. Lincoln and Johnson were elected on the National Union ticket, a loose alliance between Republicans and Pro-War Democrats which explains why the Republican Lincoln chose the Democrat Johnson as a running mate. The US Con (MORE)