President Bill Clinton 's Impeachment

2515 Words Jun 27th, 2015 11 Pages
I was 17 at the time, I remember walking into the house and my parents were glued to the television. It was basically on every channel, the House of Representative voted to impeach President Bill Clinton. I remember the news asking people what they thought. The people they asked were divided. The older crowd was for his removal from office and the younger crowd was against it.
President Bill Clinton’s impeachment was not the first in American history. The first presidential impeachment was in 1868 when President Johnson had removed the then War Secretary. This was two years after the Tenure of Office Act, which barred the president from removing some major office holders in the government without the consent of the Senate.
After President Johnson had done this, the U.S. House of Representatives agreed on 11 of the articles that had been created to impeach the president. The move made by the house became for the first move to impeach an American president. This came after the outbreak of the civil war in America that occurred in the year 1861 Andrew Johnson who was the then Senator of Tennessee was the only member of the Senate from a state that was seceding and was still loyal to his Union. Andrew Johnson was appointed the military commander by Abraham Lincoln in the year 1862. Two years Andrew Johnson was appointed the vice president. In the year 1865, Andrew Johnson was sworn in as America’s new president after Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.
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