Impeachment: Definition, Process & Requirements


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Which of the following is the best definition of impeachment?

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1. Which part of the federal government is in charge of bringing forth official charges against a civil officer?

2. Which government body officially passes judgement on a civil officer during the impeachment process?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Which legislative body is responsible for passing judgement? How many presidents have been officially impeached and convicted in the U.S.? These and other questions will be covered on the quiz and worksheet combo that covers facets of the impeachment process in the United States.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Articles of the Constitution regarding impeachment
  • Presidents convicted after impeachment
  • Roles of the Senate and the House in the process

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the impeachment process and requirements
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Articles of the U.S. Constitution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about bringing official charges against a civil officer

Additional Learning

The lesson, Impeachment: Definition, Process & Requirements, is available for further learning about the impeachment process of U.S. civil servants. You can use the lesson to:

  • Define impeachment and crimes eligible for impeachment
  • Understand the process of impeaching a civil officer
  • Identify the history of impeachment in the U.S.
  • Recognize the requirements necessary to impeach a civil officer