Advisor(s)

Robert Waters, PhD, JD
Ohio Northern University
History, Humanities & Global Culture
r-waters@onu.edu

Robert Alexander, PhD
Ohio Northern University
Political Science, Social Sciences & Human Interaction
r-alexander@onu.edu

Russ Crawford, PhD
Ohio Northern University
History, Humanities & Global Culture
r-crawford.2@onu.edu

Document Type

Poster

Start Date

23-4-2021 9:00 AM

Description

In recent years, presidential impeachment and removal from office has become a more prominent topic, we the people still have a hard time understanding what the founding fathers meant with such open wording as found in Article III of the Constitution: “The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors.” The citizens of the United States still do not understand the meaning of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” or know what goes into the presidential impeachment process. In fact, the public definition of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” changed from the impeachment of President Richard Nixon to President Donald Trump. The reasons are presidential impeachment trials have increasingly gone from wrongful politics to wrongdoing in the presidents’ personal life.

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Apr 23rd, 9:00 AM

Impeachment Definitions: Nixon vs Trump

In recent years, presidential impeachment and removal from office has become a more prominent topic, we the people still have a hard time understanding what the founding fathers meant with such open wording as found in Article III of the Constitution: “The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors.” The citizens of the United States still do not understand the meaning of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” or know what goes into the presidential impeachment process. In fact, the public definition of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” changed from the impeachment of President Richard Nixon to President Donald Trump. The reasons are presidential impeachment trials have increasingly gone from wrongful politics to wrongdoing in the presidents’ personal life.