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Federal Impeachment


Duval, (P.S.) & Co. Constitution of the United States 1867. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Researching impeachment involves using primary materials, such as congressional procedures, hearings, reports, and proceedings, and examining scholarly commentary in journals and treatises. This section introduces researchers to the historical bases of impeachment, which are rooted in British legal history.

For a comprehensive introduction to the historical foundations for impeachment, you can access the following two guide sections here: