Impeachment History

Impeachment History in the United States Introduction to Impeachment History Impeachment originated in the English Parliament during the 14th century. It was used to punish royal ministers accused of misconduct, and to hold the king’s ministers accountable to Parliament. The House of Lords […]

Impeachment Process

Impeachment Process in the United States Introduction to Impeachment Process Since the Constitution does not describe the exact process for impeachment, these procedures have evolved from experience. Today, the impeachment process begins if a majority of members of the House of […]

Impeachment Constitutional Basis

Impeachment Constitutional Basis in the United States Introduction to Impeachment Constitutional Basis Article I, Sections 2 and 3 of the Constitution of the United States grant the power of impeachment to Congress. The Constitution gives the U.S. House of Representatives the sole power of […]

Clinton Trial

Clinton Trial in the United States Impeachment History: The Clinton Trial Introduction to Clinton Trial In January 1998 independent counsel Kenneth Starr began investigating allegations that President Bill Clinton had lied under oath to conceal a sexual relationship with White House intern […]

Nixon Case

Nixon Case in the United States Impeachment History: The Nixon Case Introduction to Nixon Case Following revelations of President Richard Nixon’s involvement in the Watergate scandal, the House of Representatives prepared three articles of impeachment against him that cited obstruction of […]