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Note: This LibGuide is adapted from a report submitted to Congress in 1998, as well as a bibliography from the Library of Congress American Memory collections.
Created: November 6, 2019
Last Updated: March 30, 2020
This research bibliography, prepared by librarians at the Law Library of Congress, directs researchers to resources about the history of impeachment, its Constitutional foundation, and Congressional documents related to the impeachment of federal officers from 1798 through 2019. Please note: this guide does not include resources directly related to the impeachment proceedings against President Trump. The guide will be updated to include materials relating to those proceedings. In the meantime, other institutions are compiling materials related to the Trump inquiry, including the University of California, San Diego Library External.
Links to selected resources regarding various federal officers appear on their respective subpages, which can be found on the left-hand side of this page, under the menus titled "Presidents" and “Other Federal Officers.”
The resources listed here provide researchers with a basic overview of the topic of impeachment. The print materials listed below link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online resources are provided when available. The online resources include both Library of Congress and external websites for information about impeachment.