A Step-By-Step Guide to the Trump Impeachment Proceedings

Political Science, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Presidential Impeachment Library, World Constitutions Illustrated
Tara Kibler

This month, history was made when Donald J. Trump became the third U.S. president to be impeached by the House of Representatives. However, contrary to popular misunderstanding, impeachment does not necessarily mean Trump will be removed from office.

Confused about how it all works? Keep reading for a step-by-step guide to impeachment through the lens of the recent Trump inquiry.


What Is Impeachment?

Impeachment was included by the framers of the U.S. Constitution as a way to protect the young nation from corrupt and tyrannical leadership. As laid out in Article II, Section 4

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Spilling the Tea on the Party that Sparked a Revolution

American History, Foreign Affairs, Political Science, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Presidential Library, World Constitutions Illustrated
Tara Kibler

The Boston Tea Party was a controversial political protest which escalated the tensions between the Kingdom of England and its American colonies and ultimately culminated in the Revolutionary War. Learn about the causes and effects of the protest, as well as the key players involved—many of whom would go on to play crucial roles in the formation of the United States.

Before We Get Started

1. World Constitutions Illustrated

This library enables legal scholars to research the constitutional and political development of every country in the world. It includes the current constitution for every country in its original language format and an English translation…

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Trump Impeachment Hearing: The Testifying Scholars Revealed

Author Profile Pages, Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, Political Science
Tara Kibler

After weeks of public testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, the House Judiciary’s impeachment hearings into President Trump have officially begun. On this first day of the hearings, four law professors take the stand to testify: Noah Feldman from Harvard Law School, Pamela Karlan from Stanford Law School, Michael Gerhardt from the University of North Carolina School of Law—all three picked by Democrats—and Jonathan Turley from the George Washington University Law School—picked by Republicans.

As experts in constitutional law, these professors will publicly testify today regarding the interpretation of the impeachment clause of the Constitution, which allows for the removal of the President of the United States following “high crimes and misdemeanours.”

Each of the experts can be found in HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library…

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

American History, Political Science, Secrets of the Serial Set, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series by exploring the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and its resulting investigations.

Secrets of the Serial Set is an exciting and informative monthly blog series from HeinOnline dedicated to unveiling the wealth of American history found in the United States Congressional Serial Set. Join us each month to explore notable events in U.S. history using the primary sources themselves. Grab a seat and prepare to be blown away by what the Serial Set has to offer.


ABOUT THE SERIAL SET

The United States Congressional Serial Set is considered an essential publication for studying American history…

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Hope and Change: Revisiting Barack Obama’s Historic Presidency

American History, Law Journal Library, Political Science, Statutes at Large, U.S. Presidential Library
Tara Kibler

More than a decade ago, Barack Obama became not only the 44th president of the United States, but also the first African-American to serve in the office. His unique backstory, eloquence and charisma, and platform of hope and change won him the presidency, but what did he accomplish during his two terms? Join HeinOnline as we explore the highlights of those historic eight years with the most comprehensive presidential collection available in digital format: HeinOnline’s U.S. Presidential Library.

The U.S. Presidential Library holds more than 780 titles consisting of nearly 800,000 pages. The database includes Messages and Papers of the Presidents

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Impeachment of Bill Clinton

American History, Criminal Justice, Exploring HeinOnline, Law, Political Science, Secrets of the Serial Set, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

As of this month, it’s been a year since our initial release of the Serial Set in HeinOnline … celebrate with another installment of our Secrets of the Serial Set series! This month, we dive into the events surrounding the 1998 impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton.

Secrets of the Serial Set is an exciting and informative monthly blog series from HeinOnline dedicated to unveiling the wealth of American history found in the United States Congressional Serial Set. Join us each month to explore notable events in U.S. history using the primary sources themselves. Grab a seat and prepare to be blown away by what the Serial Set has to offer…

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It’s Getting Hot in Here: The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Cold War

American History, Foreign Affairs, Law Journal Library, Political Science, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Presidential Library, World Treaty Library
Tara Kibler

More than 50 years ago, the discovery of Soviet missiles in Cuba led to a 13-day standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union. After spending 16 years in a Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 remains the closest the two superpowers ever came to an all-out nuclear conflict. Tense negotiations and risky moves on the part of the Kennedy administration neutralized the conflict, but the terror incited by the crisis still shook the globe. Regardless, the Cold War continued on until its official end in 1991—though some argue it still exists today. Explore the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis and its legacy with HeinOnline…

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A Columbus Day Exploration of Indigenous American History

American History, American Indian, Human Rights, Law Journal Library, Legal Classics, Political Science, Statutes at Large, World Constitutions Illustrated, World Treaty Library
Tara Kibler

On this day each October, we observe the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas in 1492. However, the often-devastating impact of “Western” influences on indigenous Americans has led some to be wary of celebrating the man who started it all. As a solution, many have begun to counter-celebrate with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” in honor of American Indian history and culture.

Regardless of your stance on Columbus Day, one thing is certain—albeit dark at times, American Indians have a rich and storied history which is forever entwined with the evolution of the United States. Join us as we explore that history with HeinOnline’s American Indian Law Collection and other relevant databases…

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Tip of the Week: Locating a Congressional Hearing in HeinOnline

Exploring HeinOnline, Political Science, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Congressional Documents
Tara Kibler

HeinOnline’s U.S. Congressional Documents holds more than 70,500 congressional hearings. That’s a lot to sift through! Luckily, we’ve created the Congressional Hearings Quick Finder Tool to help you quickly and easily locate the hearing you have in mind.

Follow along with this post to discover how to find some of the most famous congressional hearings, and then try it yourself!

The Congressional Hearings Quick Finder

Let’s go back just a few years to former FBI Director James Comey’s highly publicized hearing before the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). In 2017…

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Tip of the Week: Researching Impeachment in HeinOnline

Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, Political Science, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, U.S. Presidential Library
Lauren Mattiuzzo

HeinOnline’s vast collection of government documents, academic journals, and case law allow users to stay up-to-date with current events in our world. Today, let’s take a look at what resources are available in HeinOnline to impress your friends with your knowledge on recent breaking news!

Impeachment Inquiry on Donald Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that Democratic leaders were launching an official impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. This decision came after a phone call Trump recently made to the president of Ukraine, allegedly asking him to investigate former Vice President and potential presidential challenger Joe Biden…

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