President Clinton impeached

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  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Historical Context Note

The U.S. House of Representatives gave its approval on 19 December to 2 articles of impeachment charging President Clinton with grand jury perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with a cover-up of his sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky. Two other impeachment articles failed and the votes on the first two articles were rather close (228-206 and 221-212, respectively). Clinton became only the second president in U.S. history to be impeached.

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Richert, Lucas Paul. "President Clinton impeached". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
[, accessed 26 November 2015.]