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Impeachment. The Constitution of the United States gives the House of Representatives sole power to impeach the President, Vice-President, and all civil officers of the United States by a numerical majority only. It also gives the Senate solUnited States by a numerical majority only. It also gives the Senate sole power to try all impeachments. The Senate then sits as a court, organizing anew, Senators taking a special oath or affirmation applicable to the proceeding. From their decision there is no appeal. A vote of two-thirds of the Senate is necessary
oying any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States government.
Important cases: (1) William Blount, United States Senator from Tennessee, for conspiring to transfer New Orleans from Spain to Great Britain, 1797-98; acquitted for wa trict judge of Tennessee, impeached and convicted for rebellion, Jan. 26, 1862.
（6) Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, impeached of high crimes and misdemeanors, Feb. 22, 1868; acquitted. (7) W. W. Belknap, Secretary of War, impeached