3.2: Writing an Impeachment Press Release

Press Release is an official statement provided to the media by an individual or organization. Its purpose is to provide information in a short, simple, highly readable format.

In politics, a press release also serves as a way to promote one’s side of an issue as favorably as possible within the boundaries of facts. The White House, on behalf of the President as well as individual politicians, political party organizations, and political interest groups, constantly issues press releases stating their positions and actions on the issues of the day.

White House West Wing - 1st Floor with the Press Briefing Room highlighted A floorplan of the first floor of the West Wing of the White House | Public Domain

In this activity, you will write an Impeachment Press Release for one of the Presidential Impeachments in U.S. History. You can write a statement from either the President who is being impeached, the Impeachment Managers from the House of Representatives who are presenting the case against the President, or both.

Activity: Write an Impeachment Press Release

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Impeachment Press Release 

Additional Resources

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Building Democracy for All: When, and For What, Should a President Be Impeached?

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