Use the Timeline, Role Sheet, Vocabulary Sheet and copies of the State Constitutions to answer the following questions:
1. What experience in government did John Rowland have before becoming governor?
2. What age qualifications does the CT Constitution require for serving as governor?
3. What events could be said to have contributed to the House’s unanimous vote on January 26, 2004?
4. What does the time-line reveal about the role of the press in the impeachment process? Why is the press important to the impeachment process?
5. Legislators were concerned about the ongoing federal investigation of Governor Rowland. Considering the events on the timeline, explain why they may have been so concerned.
6. Briefly summarize the contents of each of the fourteen articles of the State Constitution. (This list will prove useful throughout the impeachment lessons.)
7. On June 21, 2004, Governor Rowland resigned. Who took over as Governor? Who took over their job?
8. The word “subpoena” is never mentioned in either the National or State Constitution, but it appears several times throughout the timeline. Why are subpoenas so important to this process? What kind of penalties should there be for not responding to a subpoena?