Article Ninth in the 1818 constitution was also the impeachment article. In the U.S. Constitution, provisions for impeachment are found in Article I, Secs. 2 and 3. The house of representatives shall have the sole power of impeaching. This section is identical to Article Ninth, Sec. 1, of the 1818 constitution. There was no debate in 1818 or 1965. Article I, Sec. 2, of the U.S. Constitution has a virtually identical provision. An impeachment is like an indictment. It is a charge; it does not mean the person charged is guilty. That is for the Senate to decide. (See...
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