Impeached

The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy

Author: David O. Stewart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416547509

Category: History

Page: 447

View: 7645

A revisionist account of the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson identifies specific incendiary behaviors on the part of the seventeenth president that the author believes failed to heal post-Civil War America.

Impeached

The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy

Author: David O. Stewart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416547495

Category: History

Page: 447

View: 8797

An account of the attempt to remove Andrew Johnson from the presidency. It demolishes the myth that Johnson's impeachment was unjustified.

Impeached

The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy

Author: David O. Stewart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439163320

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 1550

In 1868 Congress impeached President Andrew Johnson of Tennessee, the man who had succeeded the murdered Lincoln, bringing the nation to the brink of a second civil war. Enraged to see the freed slaves abandoned to brutal violence at the hands of their former owners, distraught that former rebels threatened to regain control of Southern state governments, and disgusted by Johnson's brawling political style, congressional Republicans seized on a legal technicality as the basis for impeachment -- whether Johnson had the legal right to fire his own secretary of war, Edwin Stanton. The fiery but mortally ill Congressman Thaddeus Stevens of Pennsylvania led the impeachment drive, abetted behind the scenes by the military hero and president-in-waiting, General Ulysses S. Grant. The Senate trial featured the most brilliant lawyers of the day, along with some of the least scrupulous, while leading political fixers maneuvered in dark corners to save Johnson's presidency with political deals, promises of patronage jobs, and even cash bribes. Johnson escaped conviction by a single vote. David Stewart, the author of the highly acclaimed The Summer of 1787, the bestselling account of the writing of the Constitution, challenges the traditional version of this pivotal moment in American history. Rather than seeing Johnson as Abraham Lincoln's political heir, Stewart explains how the Tennessean squandered Lincoln's political legacy of equality and fairness and helped force the freed slaves into a brutal form of agricultural peonage across the South. When the clash between Congress and president threatened to tear the nation apart, the impeachment process substituted legal combat for violent confrontation. Both sides struggled to inject meaning into the baffling requirement that a president be removed only for "high crimes and misdemeanors," while employing devious courtroom gambits, backstairs spies, and soaring rhetoric. When the dust finally settled, the impeachment process had allowed passions to cool sufficiently for the nation to survive the bitter crisis. With the dramatic expansion of the powers of the presidency, and after two presidential impeachment crises in the last forty years, the lessons of the first presidential impeachment are more urgent than ever.

Impeached

The Removal of Texas Governor James E. Ferguson

Author: Jessica Brannon-Wranosky,Bruce A. Glasrud

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1623495288

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 9252

In 1917, barely into his second term as governor of Texas, James E. Ferguson was impeached, convicted, and removed from office. Impeached provides a new examination of the rise and fall of Ferguson’s political fortunes, offering a focused look at how battles over economic class, academic freedom, women’s enfranchisement, and concentrated political power came to be directed toward one politician. Jessica Brannon-Wranosky and Bruce A. Glasrud have brought together top scholars to shine a light on this unique chapter in Texas history. An overview by John R. Lundberg offers a comprehensive survey of the impeachment process. Kay Reed Arnold then follows the Ferguson story into the halls of academia at the University of Texas—which Ferguson threatened to close—sparking a fierce response by faculty, alumni, students, and, especially, the Women’s Committee for Good Government. Rachel M. Gunter further places the Ferguson impeachment in the context of the suffrage movement. Leah LaGrone Ochoa then explores Ferguson’s hot-and-cold relationship with the Texas press, and Mark Stanley examines the impact of the impeachment on Texas politics in the decades that followed. Jessica Brannon-Wranosky concludes with an assessment of the historical memory of Ferguson's impeachment throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Impeached: The Removal of Texas Governor James E. Ferguson reveals how power ebbed and flowed in twentieth-century Texas and includes several annotated primary documents critical to understanding the Ferguson impeachment.

Philippine President Estada Impeached!

How the President of the World's 13th Most Populous Country Stumbles Over His Mistresses, a Chinese Conspiracy and the Garbage of His Capital

Author: Dirk J. Barreveld

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595184375

Category: Political Science

Page: 575

View: 9783

How Philippine People Power toppled a President and avoided a Chinese Conspiracy to turn the Philippines into Asia's Gambling and Entertainment Center.

"Should Obama Be Impeached?"

"TAKING BACK AMERICA - II"

Author: Thomas R. Meinders

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462014380

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

View: 5716

“Should Obama Be Impeached?” The United States of America is currently in three wars. What the American people would like to know is why we engaged in any of them since the President of the United States doesn’t make a commitment to winning them. The President has stated that we would start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan within a few months. If we are going to withdraw the troops in a few months without any hope of winning the war it makes more sense to withdraw them immediately. The Taliban is just waiting for the troops to withdraw. The Taliban already knows that they have won the war. The President needs to make the commitment to win the war or get out now. This is a huge waste of the resources of the United States with no hope for a positive outcome. If the President is going to have a plan to win the war then he needs to discuss it with the Generals in charge. The President does not know who we are fighting or why. When Obama was asked who the rebels are in Libya there was complete silence. Why are we there when no one knows who we are supporting? Then the President has made comments that Gadhafi must go. Then in the next sentence Obama states that we will not target Gadhafi with the air strikes. The President can not have it both ways. Either eliminate Gadhafi and his leaders or forget about winning this war. When you cut off the head of the dog, the rest of the dog is going to stop functioning. This does not seem like a very hard decision to make. Get serious about winning or get out of the game.

Impeachment

A Citizen's Guide

Author: Cass R. Sunstein

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674984196

Category: Law

Page: 112

View: 6541

“Sunstein has written the story of impeachment every citizen needs to know. This is a remarkable, essential book.” — Doris Kearns Goodwin As Benjamin Franklin famously put it, Americans have a republic, if we can keep it. Preserving the Constitution and the democratic system it supports is the public’s responsibility. One route the Constitution provides for discharging that duty—a route rarely traveled—is impeachment. Cass R. Sunstein provides a succinct citizen’s guide to an essential tool of self-government. He illuminates the constitutional design behind impeachment and emphasizes the people’s role in holding presidents accountable. Despite intense interest in the subject, impeachment is widely misunderstood. Sunstein identifies and corrects a number of misconceptions. For example, he shows that the Constitution, not the House of Representatives, establishes grounds for impeachment, and that the president can be impeached for abuses of power that do not violate the law. Even neglect of duty counts among the “high crimes and misdemeanors” delineated in the republic’s foundational document. Sunstein describes how impeachment helps make sense of our constitutional order, particularly the framers’ controversial decision to install an empowered executive in a nation deeply fearful of kings. With an eye toward the past and the future, Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide considers a host of actual and imaginable arguments for a president’s removal, explaining why some cases are easy and others hard, why some arguments for impeachment have been judicious and others not. In direct and approachable terms, it dispels the fog surrounding impeachment so that Americans of all political convictions may use their ultimate civic authority wisely.

Uncle Martin is Impeached!

Author: Dee Dee Rivera,Eva Lawrence

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387279416

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 118

View: 1116

Gang life seems to be getting the better of Uncle Martin, for in this story, he gets into a minor scuffle with the members of his gang. This quickly explodes into an all-out war! This leads to the gang members voting to have Uncle Martin impeached from his own gang! Brad, who speaks the loudest, demands Tim to take the job, and believes he can do better. And at first, Tim is happy to take Martin's place once he leaves. But is Tim ready to lead the gang? Can he do it as good as Martin always did? Does Tim have what it takes to be a leader? What happens once he takes the wheel? Find out in this hilariously funny story. This story is appropriate for children of all ages. Though there is some depictions of violence.

The Case for Impeachment

Author: Allan J. Lichtman

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062696831

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 940

NATIONAL BESTSELLER “Lichtman has written what may be the most important book of the year.” —The Hill "It is still striking to see the full argument unfold and realize that you don’t have to be a zealot to imagine some version of it happening…Lies. Abuse of power. Treason. Crimes against humanity. Martial law. Lichtman throws everything Trump’s way.." —Washington Post Professor Allan J. Lichtman, who has correctly forecasted thirty years of presidential outcomes, makes the case for impeaching the 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump In the fall of 2016, Distinguished Professor of History at American University Allan J. Lichtman made headlines when he predicted that Donald J. Trump would defeat the heavily favored Democrat, Hillary Clinton, to win the presidential election. Now, in clear, nonpartisan terms, Lichtman lays out the reasons Congress could remove Trump from the Oval Office: his ties to Russia before and after the election, the complicated financial conflicts of interest at home and abroad, and his abuse of executive authority. The Case for Impeachment also offers a fascinating look at presidential impeachments throughout American history, including the often-overlooked story of Andrew Johnson’s impeachment, details about Richard Nixon’s resignation, and Bill Clinton’s hearings. Lichtman shows how Trump exhibits many of the flaws (and more) that have doomed past presidents. As the Nixon Administration dismissed the reporting of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein as “character assassination” and “a vicious abuse of the journalistic process,” Trump has attacked the “dishonest media,” claiming, “the press should be ashamed of themselves.” Historians, legal scholars, and politicians alike agree: we are in politically uncharted waters—the durability of our institutions is being undermined and the public’s confidence in them is eroding, threatening American democracy itself. Most citizens—politics aside—want to know where the country is headed. Lichtman argues, with clarity and power, that for Donald Trump’s presidency, smoke has become fire.

Impeach the President

The Case Against Bush and Cheney

Author: Dennis Loo,Peter Phillips

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609802400

Category: Law

Page: 245

View: 1834

This brilliantly argued and wonderfully written collection by twenty-two of the best political analysts in the US analyzes the extraordinary and unprecedented threat the White House and its allies present to civil liberties, civil rights, the Constitution, international law, and the future of the planet. Impeach the President unearths the stories behind election fraud in 2000 and 2004, the overt lies used to justify pre-emptive war on Iraq, the extensive, ongoing commission of war crimes and torture, the tragic failures in the lead-up to and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and lesser-known but equally alarming offences of propaganda and disinformation, illegal spying, environmental destruction, and the violation of the separation of church and state. Loo and Phillips chillingly reveal the full threat behind the radical right-wing force that has taken over the world’s most powerful office.

The Handy Law Answer Book

Author: David L Hudson

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593379

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 5908

Combining practical legal tips with an exhaustive review of the law in the United States, this comprehensive reference answers more than 1,200 questions ranging from Where did the word tort come from? and How are state court judges selected? to Where did the first U.S. Supreme Court meet? Useful advice includes how to find a lawyer, how to file a complaint against a lawyer, how to document discrimination in the workplace, and how to handle oneself in court. Interspersed throughout are fun sidebars highlighting important cases and explanations of legal terms as well as entertaining information on bizarre and frivolous lawsuits, including one where a prisoner in Colorado sued prison officials after he injured himself during an escape attempt. With a wide range of information suitable for various knowledge bases—from junior high to junior college—this is an ideal source for anyone looking to get a better understanding of the law.

Impeachable Offenses

The Case for Removing Barack Obama from Office

Author: Aaron Klein,Brenda J. Elliott

Publisher: Wnd Books

ISBN: 9781938067198

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 1377

Argues for the impeachment of President Barack Obama and gives the support for doing do.

The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Stephen L. Carter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307474488

Category: Fiction

Page: 667

View: 385

In an alternate history novel, Lincoln escapes assassination by John Wilkes Booth only to face impeachment, and Abigail Canner, a young black woman involved in his defense, helps investigate the murder of the president's counsel.

The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book

Author: David L Hudson

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 157859264X

Category: Law

Page: 512

View: 5514

From the origins of the court to modern practical matters—including the federal judiciary system, the Supreme Court’s session schedule, and the argument, decision, and appeal process—this resource provides detailed answers on all aspects of the Supreme Court. Exploring the social, cultural, and political atmosphere in which judges are nominated and serve, this guide book answers questions such as When did the tradition of nine justices on the bench begin? When did the practice of hiring law clerks to assist with legal research and writing begin? and How do cases reach the Supreme Court? Details on historic decisions—including Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, Miranda v. Arizona, and Bush v. Gore—accompany a thorough history of all 17 Supreme Court Chief Justices.

Trials

Strategy, Skills, and the New Power of Persuasion

Author: Thomas A. Mauet

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735551030

Category: Law

Page: 621

View: 8214

Does your current trial advocacy resource show how to develop a winning trial strategy? Thomas A. Mauet's new Trials: Strategy, Skills, and the New Powers of Persuasion leads readers, step by step, through the many elements necessary for persuasive litigation. This realistic and practical work from the highly regarded leader in the field responds to significant changes in trial theory and practice: recognition of the decisive role of the jurors' perspective, including how they process and evaluate people, information, and arguments, and how they reach collective decisions the increased necessity of an effective opening statement and how to construct and deliver opening statements for maximum strategic value, with annotated examples from both the plaintiff's and the defendant's attorneys the new importance of visuals, with an entire chapter dedicated to this crucial element of today's trials, including proven tips for developing a visual strategy and using visuals/electronic media in opening statements, closing arguments, and expert testimony Tom Mauet draws on his extensive experience to set a strong foundation for practice by: presenting a methodology for developing an effective trial strategy and preparing for trial explaining and demonstrating the skills that must be developed and used in trials sequencing topics in order of the stages of a jury trial structuring the chapters in a consistent format: "The Law" lays out the legal framework for the chapter, generally a Rule (or Rules) of Evidence; "The Jury's Perspective" provides the sociological or psychological context; substantive sections provide the instruction "Trial Notebook" describes the information to add to the notebook at each stage of the trial, and "Common Problems" point out recurring problem including a CD-ROM that provides a trial notebook, video presentations of evidence (including interactive ones), and examples of opening statements, direct examination, and closing arguments for civil and criminal cases ;creating an exceptionally helpful Teacher's Manual An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/mauet_trials

Warrior King

George W. Bush and the Looming Irrelevancy of Our Courts, Congress, and Constitution

Author: John Bonifaz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781893956469

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 208

View: 1092

On February 13, 2003, the author and a coalition of U.S. citizens including soldiers, their parents, and six members of Congress sued the president and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld for initiating an illegal and unconstitutional war. the federal courts refused to rule on Bonifaz's case, stating that the question must be resolved by the political branches of government. John Bonifaz passionately argues that George W. Bush committed an impeachable offense when he launched a first-strike invasion of Iraq without a congressional declaration of war.

Planning as Persuasive Storytelling

The Rhetorical Construction of Chicago's Electric Future

Author: James A. Throgmorton

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226799636

Category: History

Page: 313

View: 9754

"Planning as Persuasive Storytelling is a revealing look at the world of political conflict surrounding the Commonwealth Edison Company's ambitious nuclear power plant construction program in northern Illinois during the 1980s. Examining the clash between the utility, consumer groups, community-based groups, the Illinois Commerce Commission, and the City of Chicago, Throgmorton argues that planning can best be thought of as a form of persuasive storytelling. A planner's task is to write future-oriented texts that employ language and figures of speech designed to construct constituencies that the planner's vision is both desirable and feasible. Though seeking to persuade, the planner must also remain open to transformation through honest engagement with contending stories. Juxtaposing stories about efforts to construct Chicago's electric future, Planning as Persuasive Storytelling suggests a shift in how we think about planning. In order to account for the fragmented and conflicted nature of contemporary American life and politics, that shift would be away from "science" and the "experts" and toward persuasive storytelling by diverse authors"--Back cover.