Blog Post: Thinking about impeachment like a historian

Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 12/30/2020

“Impeachment is actually a vote to put the president on trial, not a trial or a conviction. The sitting president can be impeached for “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors,” as defined in Article 2, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution. Conviction and removal from office, following an impeachment trial, has never happened.”

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