We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, Level 3
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Howard Chandler Christy, Signing of the Constitution, Architect of the Capitol, House wing, east stairway
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Lesson 22 Primary Sources

Articles of Impeachment Against William J. Clinton

From Wikipedia: President Bill Clinton, was impeached by the House of Representatives on December 19, 1998. The House drafted a total of four articles of impeachment related to the Paula Jones lawsuit and Monica Lewinsky scandal. It was only the second impeachment of a president in American history, following the impeachment of Andrew Johnson in 1868.

Contract with America

An agenda to reform many aspects of American national government championed by Republican Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Impeachment Proceedings of Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868 after removing Secretary of War Edwin Stanton from office and replacing him with Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas in violation of the Tenure of Office Act, a law that limited the president's ability to remove or appoint cabinet members without Senate approval. Johnson was charged with 11 articles of impeachment but was acquitted in the Senate.

Proposed Articles of Impeachment Against Richard Nixon

After the 1972-1973 Watergate scandal, articles of impeachment were drafted in 1974 against President Nixon. He resigned before the articles were enacted.

United States Constitution

From Wikipedia: The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. It is the foundation and source of the legal authority underlying the existence of the United States of America and the federal government of the United States.

Lesson 22      How Does Congress Perform Its Functions in the American Constitutional System?
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