Of thirty-five attempts at impeachment, only nine have come to trial. Because it cripples Congress with a lengthy trial, impeachment is infrequent. Many officials, seeing the writing on the wall, resign rather than face the ignominy of a public trial. The most famous of these cases is of course that of President Richard Nixon, a Republican.
Write journal entries discussing what you know about the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton, the punishment that you feel he should have received, and and how you feel about the punishment he did receive.