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AP Gov Entrance Exam

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Abuses of Executive Power and Impeachment:
Presidents normally leave office either because their first ___ has expired and they have not sough (or ___) ____ or because, having served 2 full terms, they are not allowed to be elected a ___ term (owing to the 22 amendment, passed in 1951).
- Eight presidents have ___ in office. But there is still another way for a president to leave office- by ____ and conviction.
- The Constitution authorizes the ___ and ___ to remove the ____, the ____ ___ or other civil officers of the U.S for committing "___, _____, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."
- The impeachment process begins in the ___, which impeaches (accuses) the federal officer involved.
- If the ____ votes to impeach the officer, it draws up articles of impeachment and submits them to the ___ , which conducts the actual ____.
- In the history of the U.S, no president has ever been impeached and also convicted- and thus removed from office-by means of this process.
- President Andrew Johnson, so succeeded to the office after the assassination of Abraham lincoln, was impeached by the House, but acquitted by the ____.
- More than a century later, the House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon for his involvement in the cover-up of the ___ break-in in 1972.
- Informed by members of his own party that he had no hope of surviving the trial in the ____, Nixon ____ on August 9, 1974, before the full ___ voted on the articles. Nixon is the ONLY president to have ___ from office.
- The 2nd president to be impeached by the ____, but not convicted by the ___ was President ___ ____.
The House approves 2 charges against ___:
1. lying to the grand jury about his ___ with ___ ___
2. obstruction of justice
- The articles were then sent to the ____, which acquitted ____.