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Government Sources by Subject: Impeachment of a U.S. President

General Information and Resources

Impeachment: "The accusation and prosecution of a person for treason or other high crime or misdemeanour before a competent tribunal... in U.S., a similar process in which the accusers are the House of Representatives and the court is the Senate."
- OED Online (UW Restricted)

Specific Cases

Article 2, Section 4

An old piece of paper with illegible cursive writing. About three quarters of the way down the page, one section is highlighted by a red box.

Article 2, Section 4 of the Constitution, gives Congress the power to impeach the President if convicted of "Treason, Bribery, or other High crimes and Misdemeanors". Image courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration