Map, visualize, and explore the passage of the USA PATRIOT Act in October 2001
President Clinton was acquited of obstruction of justice charges in his impeachment trial, a two-thirds majority vote having been necessary to convict.
The 22nd Amendment, which established term limits for the Presidency of the United States, passed with some bipartisan support.
By a vote of 96-3, Ford was easily confirmed. Click to learn who the three dissenting votes were.
President Reagan's nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Robert Bork, found his nomination defeated in the Senate. His name subsequently became a verb, meaning 'to attack or defeat a nominee unfairly through an organized campaign of harsh public criticism or vilification'.