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Impeachment
Impeachment is a formal process in which an official is accused of unlawful activity, the outcome of which, depending on the country, may include the removal of that official from office as well as other punishment....
Timeline of Events
1804
11.30.1804
The Democratic-Republican-controlled United States Senate begins an impeachment trial against Federalist-partisan Supreme Court of the United States Justice Samuel Chase.
1805
3.1.1805
Justice Samuel Chase is acquitted at the end of his impeachment trial by the U.S. Senate.
1868
2.24.1868
Andrew Johnson becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached by the United States House of Representatives. He is later acquitted in the Senate.
3.5.1868
A court of impeachment is organized in the United States Senate to hear charges against President Andrew Johnson.
5.16.1868
President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the United States Senate.
5.26.1868
The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote.
1871
3.22.1871
In North Carolina, William Woods Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.
1974
5.9.1974
7.27.1974
Watergate Scandal: the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President Richard Nixon.
1988
4.4.1988
Governor Evan Mecham of Arizona is convicted in his impeachment trial and removed from office.
1998
11.19.1998
12.19.1998
Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.
1999
2.12.1999
President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
2004
4.6.2004
Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from office by impeachment.