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1 The Collision Of Cultures
2 Britain And Its Colonies
3 Colonial Ways Of Life
4 The Imperial Perspective
5 From Empire To Independence
6 The American Revolution
7 Shaping A Federal Union
8 The Federalist Era
9 The Early Republic
10 Nationalism And Sectionalism
11 The Jacksonian Impulse
12 The Dynamics Of Growth
13 An American Renaissance: Religion, Romanticism, And Reform
14 Manifest Destiny
15 The Old South
16 The Crisis Of Union
17 The War Of The Union
18 Reconstruction: North And South
19 New Frontiers: South And West
20 Big Business And Organized Labor
21 The Emergence Of Urban America
22 Gilded-age Politics And Agrarian Revolt
23 An American Empire
24 The Progressive Era
25 America And The Great War
26 The Modern Temper
27 Republican Resurgence And Decline
28 New Deal America
29 From Isolation To Global War
30 The Second World War
31 The Fair Deal And Containment
32 Through The Picture Window: Society And Culture, 19451960
33 Conflict And Deadlock: The Eisenhower Years
34 New Frontiers: Politics And Social Change In The 1960s
35 Rebellion And Reaction In The 1960s And 1970s
36 A Conservative Insurgency
37 Triumph And Tragedy: America At The Turn Of The Century

Chapter 37: Triumph And Tragedy: America At The Turn Of The Century

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The Clinton Impeachment

Overview Why was President William Clinton impeached and brought to trial during the late 1990s?

The 1990s were a period of intense partisan conflict in the United States. William Jefferson Clinton, the president and a Democrat, was popular with the American people. However, his party could not maintain its control of Congress, and in the 1994 midterm elections Republicans captured both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Partisan disagreements between the White House and Congress marked the remaining six years of Clinton's presidency. In 1998 a special prosecutor issues a report alleging that Clinton had broken the law. The House of Representatives impeached the president, and in 1999 the U.S. tried him for perjury and obstruction of justice. Clinton was found not guilty on both counts, but the partisan conflicts did not subside.

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