States Constitution gives them this power. This also gives the Senate the power to try impeachments. State constitutions contain similar things that allow the state legislature to impeach state officials who are not doing a good job. The process of impeachment is long and hard, for a president to be impeached, they have to violate certain things, and there have only been two U.S. presidents impeached. Impeachment begins in the House of Representatives.
Almost ten years in the past, Bill Clinton’s story in the White House is all but written in stone. No matter the accomplishments the administration accomplished in its time, Clinton’s extramarital affair and subsequent impeachment will pervade, if not dominate, the president’s legacy. The major facts stand mostly undisputed: the president engaged in sexual activity with Monica Lewinsky and maneuvered to keep the affair secret, culminating in explicit lies to a grand jury. Republican opponents of
The Impeachment of President Bill Clinton The impeachment of President Clinton is something that will be remembered forever. Along with the fact that a presidential impeachment has only happened one other time since the Civil War, the publicity that came with the Clinton trial was extensive (Miller 2004). While the Republican and Democratic members of the House of Representatives had vastly different views on impeaching President Clinton, the fact that only five Democratic Representatives voted to
Clinton. I remember the news asking people what they thought. The people they asked were divided. The older crowd was for his removal from office and the younger crowd was against it. President Bill Clinton’s impeachment was not the first in American history. The first presidential impeachment was in 1868 when President Johnson had removed the then War Secretary. This was two years after the Tenure of Office Act, which barred the president from removing some major office holders in the government without
Johnson was one of the most unfortunate Presidents. Over time there has been a controversial debate as to whether Johnson deserved to be impeached, or if it was an unconstitutional attempt by Congress to infringe upon the president's authority. The impeachment of Andrew Johnson was politically motivated. The spirit of the Jacksonian democracy inspired Andrew Johnson. In 1857, Johnson was then elected to represent Tennessee in the US Senate. "While serving in the Senate, Johnson became an advocate of the
Reviewing the Various Branches of the United States Government in Understanding the Checks and Balances System Before understanding the system of Checks and Balances it may be helpful for one to understand the various functions of the three branches that make up the federal government. The federal government consists of millions of people working together and insuring that the United States is run in an effective manor thus protecting the rights of every American citizen. American citizens must rely
are facing the second impeachment trial in our history, this time of the highest leadership of the Judiciary, a branch of government not usually thrown political intrigue. Impeachment, which forms part of our constitutional system of checks and balances, originated in England and was later adopted by American colonial governments. We subsequently adopted this concept, among numerous others, in our own Constitution. Academic studies show that, historically speaking, impeachment has been used as a powerful
misdemeanors” (History.com). After reading this article, I came to the conclusion that perhaps Johnson was a ‘southern sympathizer’ who indeed deserved impeachment. “Presidential Impeachment Proceedings.” History.com. The History Place. n. d. Web. 12 Sept. 2012. <http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/impeachments/johnson.htm> E-Source Review: Trial By Fire, A People’s History of the Civil War and Reconstruction This article details some of the Black Codes enacted by various southern states.
whether to truly consider and move forward with the impeachment of a president. Although a trial must be held, it is Congress who calls such an event to stand. “ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT EXHIBITED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN THE NAME OF ITSELF AND OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AGAINST WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT OF ITS IMPEACHMENT AGAINST HIM FOR HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS.”- Was
It’s a man’s world, or so they say. From historical contexts, religious words, and prevalent stereotypes, it is evident that even in the modern day 21st century, women are still viewed as inferior beings to men. Despite the progress that has been made in terms of women’s rights such as the right to vote and reproductive rights, “these achievements have not resulted in a significant reduction of gender inequality for women” because women still face discrimination due to the gender given at birth.