Essay about Impeached

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Impeached

To be President in the United States the Constitution clarifies that a person must be a natural-born citizen at least thirty-five years of age and a resident of the United States for fourteen years. But right before he steps into office and enters its execution, he takes and swears the following oath or affirmation. "I do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." (Article II, Section 1) So, what does that mean to you? Well that you can trust this man to be in charge of the country you live and raise your family in. Now tell me what happens when this man
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Truly this statement implies that only serious criminal conviction and not political conflicts can result in impeachment. However politics was the reason of the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson in 1867. Johnson was a southern Democrat who was and stayed loyal to the Union. Abraham Lincoln choose him as the vice president in 1864 gesturing national unity. The Republican House impeached Johnson on a party-line vote, but shortly after a month-long trial in the Senate, the "guilty" vote fell one short of the two-thirds needed for him to be removed. Also President Richard Nixon in 1974 resigned after recommended impeachment by the House Judiciary Committee but before a vote by the full House. Nixon was the only President to ever resign the Presidential Office. He did this in order to escape full impeachment by the House of Representatives and a full guilty conviction trial by the Senate.

Politics was also a factor in the impeachment investigation brought by the House against President Clinton in 1998. Bill Clinton is the nation's third President in history (after Andrew Johnson in 1867 and Richard Nixon in 1973)

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