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1.What is impeachment?
2.Which presidents have been impeached?
3.How many presidents have been found guilty at their impeachment trials?
4.In your opinion, what constitutes “high crimes and misdemeanors”?
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1) Impeachment is basically the court system process for when a president does something wrong, so the other two branches see what to do.
2) Andrew Johnson (17th and for violating the office of tenure act)
Bill Clinton (42nd and for lying under oath and obstruction of justice)
3) Both presidents were found guilty, but neither were removed from office (Richard Nixon was the only president to leave the office early expect for death)
for the 4th question i would say that the basis for a "high" crime would be if the crime involved at least two states, because before we became we are called the united states and states back then were considered to be a nation so the name literally meant the "United Nations"... now back to your question... when the constitution was being written, that was the interpretation of the country, so that was the basis, i also believe that it was considered a high crime if the crime violated one of the 10 commandments, then it was considered a high crime.
I don't think that violating one of the ten commandments constitutes a "high crime or misdemeanor". the third commandment, for example, is 'you shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain': this would be omg and it's variants. a president could not be impeached for that.
article 2, section 4 of the constitution says:
"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."
that would seem to indicate corruption and a compromising of the safety and welfare of the US; crimes along those same lines - crimes that are especially bad for the leader of our country, like selling drugs on the black market, providing inside information to other countries; corruption, really - are worthy of impeachment. in short, to answer your question, I think "high crimes and misdemeanors" means corruption in any form, and any president who is unwilling to lead our country with right actions should not be allowed to lead us in any way.