New presidents typically enter office with high public approval only to see their ratings decline in subsequent years. President Truman's popularity plummeted during the Korean War amid perceived Administration scandals and he did not seek reelection. President Nixon's popularity sank to even lower levels than Truman's, as Congress began impeachment proceedings, triggering his resignation from office. President Reagan's popularity dropped, following the general pattern, before recovering, then dropping again in his second term during the Iran-Contra scandal. President Clinton's popularity also dropped after his initial election only to recover and increase to the highest level of his presidency, even as Congress impeached him but ultimately refused to remove him from office.