The end of the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln triggered an intense battle between Andrew Johnson, the accidental president, and a radical Congress over two issues: the reintegration of the rebellious South into the Union and the civil rights of the newly freed African Americans. This conflict ultimately resulted in the impeachment and trial of Andrew Johnson and the success of Congress in enacting the 14th Amendment and civil rights laws. This program will discuss this struggle, the impeachment and trial of Andrew Johnson, the aftermath of the trial, and the nature of the impeachment provisions of the US Constitution.
910.834.01 Homewood campus
Tuesday, Oct. 15 to Nov. 5, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.
Cost: $105 (four sessions)
JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission; spouse for 50%. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more information.