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Unformatted text preview: have been impeached Andrew Johnson in 1867 and Bill Clinton in 1998but no president has been convicted by the Senate and removed from office. Richard Nixon would probably have been convicted for his involvement in the Watergate scandal, which is why he resigned in 1974 before the House began impeachment proceedings. Presidential Leadership To be successful, a president must be a strong leader, someone who successfully engages in statecraft, the combination of power and wisdom in service of the public good. Scholars have long studied the art of statecraft and have debated what it takes for a president to be successful. Stagecraft always includes the following traits: Political skill: the ability to persuade, cajole, or coerce people Prudence: the ability to apply general principles to specific situations in a successful manner Opportunity: the ability to behave in decisive and meaningful ways...
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