Created by PBS Online for the NewsHour Democracy Project, this site offers news briefs on the Clinton impeachment trial, analysis and commentary on the trial, a timeline starting in 1797 that covers 17 cases of Congressional impeachment of Federal judges, cabinet members, and presidents, and teaching resources.
Part of Professor Douglas Linders Famous American Trials website, this exhibit examines Johnsons impeachment trial and his narrow escape from conviction and removal from office. Linder provides a 1500-word account of the trial and includes a chronology of events in Johnsons presidency, from his election as Abraham Lincolns vice president in 1864 to his death in 1875. The site includes background information on the process of impeachment, such as the relevant articles of the United States Constitution and James Madisons notes on the framers Constitutional Convention debates over the impeachment process. The site also includes full-text verions of the Articles of Impeachment against Johnson, the Senates rules of procedure for the impeachment trial, and the Senate trial record, including all arguments, documentary evidence, testimony, and the final vote.
Created by HarpWeek, the site draws on the riches of Harpers' Weekly images and articles from the 19th century to present the debate over the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. The site offers rich primary sources but less coverage of the wider context of Reconstruction.
The Constitutional Rights Foundation, an educational organization devoted to law-related and civics education offers four classroom lessons on impeachment: "The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson," a reading on the only president to be tried by the Senate; "High Crimes and Misdemeanors," a reading on the meaning of this phrase; "Independent Counsel," a reading on the background and pros and cons of the independent counsel statute; "What Should Congress Do?," a webquest in which students role play newspaper editors who must research on the Internet and write an editorial on what Congress should do about the Clinton controversy. The site also offers an extensive list of impeachment related Web links from news, legal and government sources.
Focusing exclusively on the Clinton impeachment trial, this site offers an extensive archive of news articles, a detailed timeline, a trial primer of frequently asked questions about impeachment, and information on key players.
The American Bar Association's Division of Public Education has created this site in order to inform the public about the impeachment process. They have posted questions and answers organized under three main sections: impeachment, the Office of Independent Counsel, and grand juries. Each section is followed by a list of annotated links to other websites.