Was William Clinton the first President to be impeached?
No. Bill Clinton was the second President to be impeached. Andrew Johnson was the first to be impeached, when the House of Representatives brought eleven articles of impeachment against him in 1868 for violating the Tenure of Office Act, among other things. President Richard Nixon was nearly impeached in 1974, but escaped charges by resigning.
The first President to be impeached was Andrew Johnson. President from 1865-1869. He was tried in spring of 1868, by the Senate and was acquitted by one vote, on the Impeachment charges, and therefore, not removed from office. The second President to be impeached was Bill Clinton. President from 1993-2001. He was impeached in 1998 and was found not guilty.
Only two presidents in United States history have been impeached. Andrew Johnson and William J. Clinton. Clinton was impeached for purjury, obstruction of justice, and abuse of power. That leaves Johnson, who was, indeed, impeached for violation of the Tenure of Office Act. President Andrew Johnson was impeached for defying the Tenure of Office Act, which was a congressional effort to limit executive power; however, the Senate did not convict him by the first famous…
Andrew Johnson was the first President to be impeached, in 1868. He was accused of violating the 1867 Tenure of Office Act, among other things. Bill Clinton was impeached in 1998 for lying under oath before a grand jury and obstruction of justice. Both men were acquitted at their Senate removal trials.