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Trump Impeachment: Senate Trial (Grade 9)

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Trump Impeachment: Senate Trial

There have been three presidential impeachment trials in U.S. history. Which of these presidents was NOT given a trial because he was never formally impeached?
  1. Andrew Johnson
  2. Bill Clinton
  3. Donald Trump
  4. Richard Nixon
On December 18, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump on two charges of wrongdoing. This meant
  1. he was found guilty of the charges.
  2. he had 30 days to leave office.
  3. he was found innocent of the charges.
  4. he was legally accused of the charges, not convicted of them.
The approval of impeachment by the U.S. House meant the president would undergo a trial in the                             .
The U.S. Constitution explicitly states a presidential impeachment trial will be presided over by
  1. the entire Supreme Court.
  2. a panel of three Supreme Court justices.
  3. the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court only.
  4. the U.S. Attorney General.
President Trump's lead defense attorney in the trial was                , best known for heading an investigation of members of the Clinton administration which led to that president's impeachment.
  1. Kenneth Starr
  2. Rudy Guiliani
  3. Mitch McConnell
  4. Johnnie Cochran
According to the U.S. Constitution, to convict a president, how many of the Senators must find him/her guilty of the impeachment charges?

One of the issues at Trump's trial was whether to allow witnesses to be called to testify for or against the president. The Senate narrowly voted                    allow witnesses.
On February 5, 2020, the Senate voted to                 President Trump.
  1. convict
  2. acquit
  3. censure
  4. arrest
A                 senator from Utah, Mitt Romney, was the only member of Mr. Trump's political party to vote to convict.
  1. Republican
  2. Democratic
  3. Libertarian
  4. Socialist
If the president had been convicted in the Senate trial, what would have happened next?
  1. He would have been removed from office.
  2. He would have gone to prison.
  3. He could appeal the verdict to the Supreme Court.
  4. Like other acts of Congress, he could have vetoed the Senate's action.
The U.S. Constitution says if a president is convicted by the Senate, he/she could later be tried in a(n)                                       court if the charges were criminal in nature.
According to a Gallup poll taken just before the acquittal was delivered, the president's approval rating with US voters
  1. was at all-time low of 19%.
  2. hit an all-time high of 49%.
  3. plummeted by 25% from the previous week.
  4. stood at 35%.

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