Who was the first American president to be impeached?
The first president to be impeached was Andrew Johnson, in 1868. Johnson was the 17th President of the United States. He was Vice President under Abraham Lincoln, and became President after Lincoln's assassination in April, 1865, near the end of the US Civil War.
After quarreling with Congress over Reconstruction in the South, Johnson was impeached by the House of Representatives. When he went to trial in the Senate, he was acquitted by one vote.
The only other president to be impeached was Bill Clinton in December 1998. Like Johnson, he was acquitted by the Senate, in February, 1999. Clinton is the first and only elected president to be impeached.
Richard Nixon, although investigated by Congress during the Watergate scandal, was never impeached. The impeachment process was not started before his resignation from office in 1974.
Impeachment is described in the U. S. Constitution, Article I, Section 2. Clause 5.
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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.
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.
No, someone with a name sounding closer to him was. Andrew Johnson, as Vice President of the United States, succeeded Abraham Lincoln when Lincoln was assassinated in 1865. President Johnson was impeached by the US House of Representative in 1868 but the resolution failed in the Senate by one vote. Still, President Andrew Johnson, a tailor by profession, became the first US President to be impeached.
Technically no American president has been impeached and subsequently removed from office. Andrew Johnson was impeached, but acquitted. Richard Nixon resigned before his likely impeachment. Bill Clinton was impeached, but not removed from office. Presidents impeached: * Andrew Johnson: impeached by the House but acquitted by the Senate * William (Bill) Clinton: also impeached but acquitted. Therefore, there have been two impeached, none removed.