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Teaching A simple guide to the fourth-ever impeachment inquiry of a U.S. president

A simple guide to the fourth-ever impeachment inquiry of a U.S. president

The words “impeachment” and “whistle-blower” have been taking over news headlines for the past few days. On September 14, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry based on claims that President Trump asked a foreign leader to help influence the upcoming U.S. presidential elections. This news story is complicated and will continue to change over weeks and months. To keep up with the rapidly changing story, it will help to understand what happened and how impeachment works. Here are the basic facts you’ll need to know.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What events led to the fourth-ever impeachment inquiry?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.3 - People & Events

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,3,4
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