Monday, April 23, 2018

Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson Presentation


A presentation on the Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson will be given by Historian and Professor Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, May 8th at 6:30 p.m.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson. The framers of the Constitution had provided a legislative remedy to remove an errant president. Article II of the Constitution stipulated that a president could only be impeached and removed from office on conviction of “treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” Join us as we discuss the process of impeachment and how the post war Civil War politics and partisanship of Reconstruction led to the impeachment of President Johnson.

Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD is currently an independent scholar who specializes as a presidential historian, a pedagogical specialist for the National Endowment for the Humanities and professor of history.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.


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