Which President was impeached?
Impeachment means that the House of Representatives charges the President (or the Vice President) with doing something unlawful.
Only two Presidents were impeached:
President Andrew Johnson was impeached by the House of Representatives in 1868 for violating the Tenure of Office Act. However, the Senate was not able get the 2/3 vote necessary to get a conviction.
President Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives in 1998 for lying to a federal grand jury and for obstruction of justice. This time too, the Senate was not able get the 2/3 vote necessary to get a conviction.
In conclusion, although two presidents were impeached (charged with a crime), neither presidents were convicted or removed from office.
PS. Contrary to popular belief, President Nixon was not impeached. President Nixon resigned before the House of Representatives had a chance to start impeachment proceedings.
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