ERIC Number: ED432493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
High Crimes and Misdemeanors. Web Lesson.
Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
This lesson presents an overview of the U. S. Constitution's provision of impeachment as the method for removing the president, vice president, federal judges, and other federal officials from office. The lesson outlines and discusses the impeachment process. It also offers historical background on the framing of the Constitution and on Presidents Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton. The lesson presents three questions for students to discuss and write about and an activity in which students role play members of the House Judiciary Committee deciding whether hypothetical cases constitute "high crimes and misdemeanors." The lesson provides world wide web links to broadcast media, print media, E-zines, encyclopedias, legal sources, government agencies, and other sources. (BT)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Higher Education, Law Related Education, Legal Problems, Presidents of the United States, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History, World Wide Web
Web site: http://ww;w.crd-usa.org/highcrimes.html
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution