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Representatives objected to Tyler’s vetoes, claiming the President should be “dependent upon and responsible to” Congress. Read more >>
Congress agreed to debate, but rejected, a resolution to impeach Jefferson over an appointment that Federalists thought suspicious. This early precedent clarified Congressional roles in oversight. Read more >>

The Senate convened twenty years ago to determine whether President Bill Clinton had committed "high crimes and misdemeanors"

In which a President fails to fulfill his constitutional duty to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” And a reluctant Congress acts.

EXACTLY TEN YEARS AGO this August, the thirty-seventh President of the United States, facing imminent impeachment, resigned his high office and passed out of our lives. “The system worked,” the nation exclaimed, heaving a sigh of relief. Read more >>

Was it, as Navy Secretary Welles believed, “a conspiracy to overthrow the government”?

One of the saddest tales in American history tells how a well-intentioned President lost a dazzling opportunity

Reconstruction after the Civil War posed some of the most discouraging problems ever faced by American statesmen. The South was prostrate. Its defeated armies straggled homeward through a countryside desolated by war. Read more >>

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