“Everyone was in the Loop”: Impeachment in Historical Perspective

Lecture Description

Given the high drama of the impeachment process from 2019 through 2021, it seems essential to take a step back and put it all in historical perspective — from the founders and the Constitution to past presidential impeachments and precedents, from other presidents’ personal engagements in foreign affairs to questions related to the balance of powers and Congressional oversight of the executive. This talk will have a special focus on the historical dimensions of national security concerns and the question of foreign “meddling” in American politics as they pertain to questions of impeachment. This third presidential impeachment in U.S. history has been historic, thereby bringing into focus a need for deeper context and a broader account of where it fits in the broader patterns of U.S. history since the 1770s.

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Politics Presidential

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Christopher McKnight Nichols

VIEW SPEAKER : Christopher McKnight Nichols


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