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The History of Impeachment

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Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton each served as president of the United States β€” and each faced impeachment while in office. Jeffrey A. Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at SMU, joins us to take a balanced look at the practice, which offers a check on tyrants while also nullifying the will of the voters. He’s a contributor to β€œImpeachment: An American History” (Modern Library).