5 Things You May Not Know about Impeachment
Americans have only faced the impeachment of a President three times in the 230 years since the passage of the United States Constitution. Because only three of our forty-five Presidents have faced impeachment proceedings, many misconceptions about the purpose and method for impeaching the President abound. Since we live in a self-governing republic, it is important for citizens to understand the history of, the logic behind, and the procedure for the impeachment process.
Here are five things that you may not know about impeachment:
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1. The Framers of the Constitution Intensely Debated Impeachment
2. Senators Came Within One Vote of Convicting the First Impeached President
3. The Constitution Says Very Little about Impeachment
4. The Framers Made Impeachment Difficult on Purpose
5. Impeachment Does Not 'Overturn the Votes of 60 Million People'