Congress in the Late '90s: Contract with America & Clinton's Impeachment - Quiz & Worksheet


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Why did President Clinton get impeached?

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1. How did the role of Newt Gingrich change after the 1994 election?

2. How was the Contract with America defined?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Bill Clinton had to work with a divided government throughout much of his presidency, and his second term was marked by impeachment proceedings. This quiz/worksheet combo will test you on the historical facts of that impeachment. You'll also learn what the Contract with America was and when it helped Republicans gain control of Congress.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • When Republicans gained control of Congress during the Clinton administration
  • Why Democrats lost the 1994 mid-term elections
  • Newt Gingrich's significance and the Contract with America
  • President Clinton's impeachment charges

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the proposals in the Contract with America and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the political climate during President Clinton's term that led to changes in Congress
  • Making connections - use knowledge of Bill Clinton's legal and personal actions to understand why Congress impeached him

Additional Learning

To learn more about Clinton's impeachment and Congress's Contract with America, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify key points in the Contract with America
  • Understand why Democrats lost the 1994 mid-term election, and the effect that had on Clinton's relationship with Congress
  • Trace the events and lawsuits that led to Clinton's impeachment
  • Understand the outcome of President Clinton's impeachment