Johnson is one of only three presidents against whom articles of impeachment have been reported to the full house for consideration in 1974, during the watergate scandal , the house judiciary committee approved articles of impeachment against richard nixon , who resigned from office , rather than face certain impeachment and the prospect of being convicted at trial and removed from office. On feb 24, 1868, the us house of representatives impeached johnson for violating the tenure of office act by removing edwin stanton as secretary of war the tenure of office act required the president to receive congressional approval before dismissing an appointed official the us senate voted 35 to 19 in favor of finding johnson guilty.
Two american presidents have been impeached (formally accused of illegal activity by the house of representatives) once an official is impeached, he or she is tried by the senate conviction removes the defendant from office.
Most impeachments have concerned alleged crimes committed while in office, though there have been a few cases in which officials have been impeached and subsequently convicted for crimes committed prior to taking office the impeached official remains in office until a trial is held.
All of the presidents mentioned had impeachable offenses whether they should have actually gone through the impeachment process is a different question, though.
Andrew jackson could have been, had the vote on the trail of tears gone the other way it only passed by 2 votes in congress had congress told jackson no, he likely would have defied them as he did the supreme court earlier. There are only two impeached presidents in united states history, meaning only two presidents have been charged by the house of representatives with committing high crimes and misdemeanors neither of the two impeached presidents, andrew johnson and bill clinton, were convicted by the senate.
President buhari should have been impeached a long time ago president buhari, the attorney general and our security agencies have violated our constitution more than a few times by usurping the powers of our judiciary and abusing the fundamental human rights of some nigerians. Two presidents have been impeached, bill clinton and andrew johnson bill clinton was impeached for his sex scandal with monica lewinsky he was not actually kicked out of office andrew johnson was impeached by violating the tenure of office act, the first act to override a veto.
No president has ever been impeached, convicted and removed and chances are, you remember what bill clinton did to get impeached, so we won’t talk about that in front of the children. President clinton's personal relations should not have taken up so much of our time as a nation we should have been focused on more important things at that time he should not have been impeached because of a private matter, this matter should have been settled within his family and not have taken up our nations time. As of 2015, presidents andrew johnson and bill clinton are the only two presidents of the united states that the us congress has impeached however, congress convicted neither president of the charges brought against him, and both were able to remain in office despite their impeachments on feb.