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The Case for Impeachment

ImpeachmentIn American history there have been two cases in which Impeachment of a President was actually carried out. Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. The House’s primary charge against Johnson was with violation of the Tenure of Office Act, passed by Congress the previous year. Specifically, he had removed Edwin M. Stanton, the Secretary of War (whom the Tenure of Office Act was largely designed to protect), from office and replaced him with Major General Lorenzo Thomas. Johnson was acquitted. Bill Clinton was impeached by the House for perjury and obstruction of justice. He was also acquitted, but lost his license to practice law for 5 years by the civil courts for the same charges. Nixon resigned before he could be impeached. Continue reading “The Case for Impeachment” »