Historically, the United States House has only impeached two presidents, Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. However, neither president ended up being removed from office by the Senate. Share My Lesson has curated this collection of free lesson plans and resources to support educators in teaching students about what impeachment means, the history of impeachment, and how the impeachment process works.
This site contains resources to help you teach about the historical and constitutional background of Congress’ impeachment power. You will find coverage and featured clips of the second impeachment and Senate trial of President Donald Trump; lessons on Congress’ role and history of impeachment; and Bell Ringers on the impeachment of Presidents Bill Clinton and
Dr. Jeremy D. Bailey, a political science professor, explains the presidential impeachment process from a constitutional and historical perspective.
This printable infographic explains how impeachment works, who’s involved, where those entities get their authority, and what it really takes to remove a federal official from office.
The process of impeachment was outlined in the Constitution when it was drafted in 1787. To date, 19 officials, including judges, cabinet members, senators, and presidents, have been impeached and stood trial. The crimes these individuals have been charged with range from perjury to conspiracy to intoxication on the bench. It is important to note that impeachment is not the actual removal from office, but merely the process to remove an official.
The legislative branch’s power of impeachment provides a significant check over the Executive and Judicial Branches.
This collection of readings makes it easy to find reliable sources and activities that unpack various aspects of the impeachment process.
In this Presidents and the Constitution eLesson we examine how the conflict between Andrew Johnson and the Congress regarding reconstruction plans after the Civil War led to the nation’s first impeachment of a President.
In the second impeachment trial of a U.S. President, the prosecutors failed to convince two-thirds of the Senate that Clinton was guilty of “high Crimes or Misdemeanors.”
The American Bar Association provides an informative, understandable Q&A about the process of impeachment.