- What is the difference in the roll of impeachment between the House of Representatives and the Senate?
- Which US presidents have been impeached?
- What should the accused be guilty of to be impeached?
- What are the only two penalties allowed by the Senate after an impeachment?
- Who overseas a trial after impeachment?
- What fraction of the House is required to impeach?
- What fraction of the Senate is required to convict?
- Can a president pardon past impeachments?
- Who may the Congress impeach?
- Was Richard Nixon impeached?
- Since 1789, how many impeachment proceedings have occurred in the House?
- What was the vote in the Senate to convict Andrew Johnson?
- What was the vote in the Senate to convict Bill Clinton?
- What was the vote in the Senate to convict Donald Trump (after the first impeachment)?
- Only the House of Representatives can impeach. If the impeachment is successful in the House, then it goes to the Senate for sentencing. In other words, the House acts like a grand jury and the Senate the trial.
- Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton, and Donald Trump (twice).
- Treason, bribery, and high crimes and misdemeanors.
- Removal from office and disqualification from holding a federal office in the future.
- The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
- Simple majority of those present.
- 2/3 of members present.
- The president, vice president, and “civil officers of the United States.
- No. After much discussion and investigation, the House voted to begin an impeachment hearing, but Nixon resigned before it was completed.
- 35-19 in favor of conviction – one vote short of the 2/3 needed.
- 45 to 55 in favor of conviction on charges of perjury. 50 to 50 on charges of obstruction of justice.
- 48–52 to convict on abuse of power and 47–53 on obstruction of Congress.