History

How Do You Impeach A President?

In the U.S., when a leader misbehaves they're put on trial, and in some cases, they're impeached. So how does impeachment process work?

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Debate in the House on the Impeachment Resolution (nytimes.com)
"The first act in the great civil drama of the nineteenth century is concluded."

January 7, 1999: The Impeachment Trial of Bill Clinton Begins (thenation.com)
" No journalist of the last fifty years was able to historically contextualize the news of the day as thoughtfully, gracefully or profoundly as the late Jonathan Schell."

Impeachment (history.house.gov)
"The Constitution gives the House of Representatives the sole power to impeach an official, and it makes the Senate the sole court for impeachment trials."

Richard M. Nixon (whitehouse.gov)
"Richard Nixon was elected the 37th President of the United States (1969-1974) after previously serving as a U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator from California."