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Podcast: History of Impeachment from Andrew Johnson to Today

February 1, 2018 by NCC Staff


This week, in anticipation of the 150th anniversary of the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, on Feb. 24, we look at the history of presidential impeachments, the interpretation of the Impeachment Clause, and the application to current day controversies.

Joining us to discuss this important historical episode are two of America’s leading scholars on the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson.

David O. Stewart is a writer, historian, and former appellate lawyer. He is the author of many books including Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy.

Keith Whittington is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University. He co-wrote the IC explainers on the Impeachment Clause with Neil Kinkopf.

National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen moderates the discussion.

This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Ugonna Eze and Scott Bomboy. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Ugonna Eze.

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