“The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
- Richard Nixon resigned the presidency before he could be impeach, which was almost a certainty. And from the vote counting he did, he realized he would probably be convicted by the Senate and removed from office.
- John Tyler: The first attempt at presidential impeachment came during the term of “His Accidency,” John Tyler, the first president to assume the office after the death of his predecessor. A resolution calling for Tyler’s impeachment was introduced in 1842 and voted down in January 1843.
- Herbert Hoover: A resolution to impeach Herbert Hoover was introduced in 1932, but was overwhelmingly defeated in the House of Representatives.
- George W. Bush: In 2008, a resolution was introduced to impeach George W. Bush, charging the president with starting the war in Iraq based on false information.