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When:   April 29, 2010 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where:   New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue
New York, NY
Price:   Free
Type:   Lecture

              How did President Andrew Johnson, a conservative Democrat and white racist, who succeeded Abraham Lincoln, apply Lincoln's principles to the four million freed black slaves, to the Americans who had fought to preserve slavery, to the Americans who fought to preserve the Union, and to those who fought to end the vestiges of slavery after the American Civil War? 


            How did a dispute about President Johnson's application of those principles result in his impeachment by a Radical Republican House of Representatives? Were the few United States Senators who voted not to remove the impeached President "profiles in courage" or were they something less noble? What lessons does the impeachment offer regarding current disputes between the American President and the Congress?
            Listen to a stimulating discussion of these issues by David Stewart '73 JE, '78 LAW, the author of the new book, "Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy."  David also wrote the best-selling account of the writing of the American Constitution, "The Summer of 1787."
            The program discussion will be followed by a reception.




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