In the News: Use this resource to introduce students to the concept of Impeachment and the trial that likely will follow in the U.S. Senate in January, 2020. There are 10 facts about the process/ history of impeachment and 3 discussion questions to use with students.
On December 18, 2019,theHouse of Representatives impeached Donald Trump, charging him with 2 articles of Impeachment.
What exactly is impeachment? In U.S. History, only two other presidents have been impeached. Those presidents were Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. Neither were convicted during a trial and finished out their terms of office. President, Richard Nixon, was going to be impeached but he resigned, pressured by members of his own Republican party, before he was impeached.
Use this webquest to introduce students to the issue of impeachment, how the founding fathers determined the use of impeachment in the U.S. Constitution and the history of impeachment.
There are 10 web questions on this topic(including the Order of Succession and the Checks and Balances between the three branches of government). There is also a short Did You Know? section and several comprehension questions. The Teacher Page includes the key and several extension activities. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Impeachment-What-is-this-Word-Called-Impeachment-A-Webquest-3170373