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. The third impeachment trial of a U.S. president—President Donald Trump—is set for January, 2020. Learn more about these presidential impeachment trials by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access impeachment primary sources and teaching resources.

General Impeachment Resources

Johnson Impeachment

Clinton Impeachment

    • Impeachment Parade political cartoon by Herb Block January 10, 1999
    • What have we got that’s more like a close shave? November 27, 1998
    • Balance February 4, 1998

Nixon Impeachment Proceedings

Trump Impeachments 

Teaching Resources

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