October 1, 2014

Today in History: Impeachment

U. S. Senate. Impeachment of the President Admit the bearer April 1 1868

Today in History–May 16–the Library of Congress features presidential impeachments. On this day in 1868, the U.S. Senate failed by one vote to convict President Andrew Johnson of "high crimes and misdemeanors," under the eleventh article of impeachment.  The second trial of a U.S. president—President Bill Clinton—on articles of impeachment occurred in January and February of 1999. Learn more about these presidential impeachment trials by visiting the Today in History section, then click the … [Read more...]

Today in History: The White House

President's house (i.e. White House), Washington, D.C., showing south side, probably taken in winter

Today in History–October 13–the Library of Congress features the White House, celebrating the date in 1792 when the first cornerstone was laid.  Learn more about the Executive mansion by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more stories and primary sources about the presidential home. To learn more about our capital city, check out this post full of resources related to Washington D.C. The Cornerstone Of The White House Was Laid Ten Suffragists … [Read more...]