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  • emEx Parte Milliganem Supreme Court Case
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    Ex Parte Milligan Supreme Court Case

    Professor Michael Les Benedict delivered a keynote speech commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Ex parte Milligan U.S. Supreme Court case. In 1866, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional to try…

  • Life Portrait of Andrew Johnson
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    Life Portrait of Andrew Johnson

    In the seventeenth in a series on American presidents, the life and career of Andrew Johnson were discussed. Mr. Benedict talked about President Johnson, focusing on his impeachment, his views of…

  • Reconstruction The Civil War Amendments
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    Reconstruction: The Civil War Amendments

    In an interview aired prior to the lecture, Mr. Silverman described the six-part lecture series concerning the impact of the U.S. Civil War on the Constitution and on the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Blackmun introduced the…

  • emWriting the Civil Warem
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    Writing the Civil War

    The co-editors McPherson and Cooper moderated a panel discussion of their book, Writing the Civil War: The Quest to Understand, published by University of South Carolina Press. The other…

  • Washington Journal Feature
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    Washington Journal Feature

    Professor Benedict discussed headline news and the history of the impeachment process by telephone. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.