Author: Edwin S. Grosvenor
Here is probably the most wide-ranging look at Presidential misbehavior ever published in a magazine.
Author: James M. Banner Jr.
Distinguished historians have written extensively on the misconduct in presidential administrations since George Washington.
Author: Lance Banning
Fierce debate among early political factions led to many allegations of misdeeds and abuse of power in Washington's administration, but there was no serious misconduct.
Congress debated a resolution to impeach Jefferson because of an appointment that Federalists thought suspicious — an early precedent that clarified Congressional roles in oversight.
Monroe was seen guilty of impropriety, not wrongdoing. But his reputation suffered.
Author: Richard E. Ellis
The censure of Andrew Jackson for replacing his secretary of Treasury raised the question of a president's authority to control the actions of his cabinet members.
Author: Michael F. Holt
Representatives objected to Tyler’s vetoes, claiming the President should be “dependent upon and responsible to” Congress.
Did the James Buchanan know his Secretary of War, a future Confederate general, sent 110,000 muskets to armories in the South in 1860?
Author: Stephen B. Oates
Lincoln's first secretary of war amassed a fortune at the start of the Civil War, forcing a congressional investigation.
Author: William S. McFeely
Although he was scrupulously honest, Andrew Johnson angered members of Congress by thwarting their plans for Reconstruction.