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The History Place: Presidential Impeachment Proceedings


 

Impeachment President and Congress The President President's Job, Part I President's Job, Part II President's Cabinet President Has Fun

 
Impeachment


Uncle Sam, the word spy, wants you to take a minute and test your knowledge.

Match the word(s) in the left-hand column to complete the questions or statements in the right-hand column. Check your answers.

Impeachment A. Removal of a government official for wrong-doing
House of Representatives B. Holds trial to determine guilt in impeachment trials
Chief Justice C. Starts impeachment process
Senate D. The United States Constitution in Article 1, Section 3-clauses 6 and 7- gave the Senate the sole power to try all impeachments. When the President of the United States is tried, the _________ presides.
Andrew Johnson E. ________ is listed in the constitution as a reason for impeachment of a President, Vice President, or other civil officers.
Treason F. Who was the first president to be impeached?


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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.

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