Resources about Impeachment

The Constitution Annotated discusses impeachment, per the constitutional provisions shown below, in the following essays:

Article I, Section 2, Clause 5

The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.

  • ArtI.S2.C5.1 The Power of Impeachment

    • ArtI.S2.C5.1.1 The Power of Impeachment: Overview

    • ArtI.S2.C5.1.2 The Power of Impeachment: Historical Background

    • ArtI.S2.C5.1.3 The Power of Impeachment: Doctrine and Practice

    • ArtI.S2.C5.1.4 The Power of Impeachment: Select Topics for Consideration

Article I, Section 3, Clause 6

The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

Article I, Section 3, Clause 7

Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

  • ArtI.S3.C7.1 Judgment in Cases of Impeachment

Article II, Section 4

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

  • ArtII.S4.1 Impeachment and Removal from Office

    • ArtII.S4.1.1 Impeachment and Removal from Office: Overview

    • ArtII.S4.1.2 Impeachment and Removal from Office: Select Topics for Consideration

  • ArtII.S4.2 Impeachable Offenses

    • ArtII.S4.2.1 Impeachable Offenses: Overview

    • ArtII.S4.2.2 Impeachable Offenses: Historical Background

    • ArtII.S4.2.3 Impeachable Offenses: Doctrine and Practice

      • ArtII.S4.2.3.1 Impeachable Offenses: Early Historical Practice (1789–1860)

      • ArtII.S4.2.3.2 Impeachable Offenses: Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

      • ArtII.S4.2.3.3 Impeachable Offenses: Post-Bellum Practices (1865–1900)

      • ArtII.S4.2.3.4 Impeachable Offenses: Early Twentieth Century Practices

      • ArtII.S4.2.3.5 Impeachable Offenses: Effort to Impeach Richard Nixon

      • ArtII.S4.2.3.6 Impeachable Offenses: Impeachment of Bill Clinton

      • ArtII.S4.2.3.7 Impeachable Offenses: Contemporary Judicial Impeachments

Article III, Section 1

The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.

  • ArtIII.S1.1.2 Organization of Courts, Tenure, and Compensation of Judges: Select Topics for Consideration

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