#109 Presidential Impeachment w/ Jeffrey Engel

October 15, 2018
On Spotify
On Itunes

Bob and Ben speak with Jeffrey Engel about the history of Presidential impeachment and how understanding the past can inform the debates surrounding the impeachment of current and future Presidents. Jeff explains the reasons the delegates to the Philadelphia Convention in 1787 chose to enshrine impeachment in the Constitution, how the process works, and what they meant by “other high Crimes and Misdemeanors” (it turns out that last part isn’t as vague as you might think). He also talks about the reasons for the impeachments of Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, why Richard Nixon was so close to being removed from office when he resigned on August 9, 1974, and why Nixon and Clinton’s decisions in the face of impeachment might have a lasting effect on American politics today. Jeff’s new book Impeachment: An American History, which he co-authored w/ Peter Baker, Jon Meacham, and Timothy Naftali is out from Modern Library on October 16, 2018.

Dr. Jeffrey A. Engel is an award-winning American history scholar and director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. He is an expert on the U.S. presidency and American diplomatic history. You can follow him on twitter at @JeffreyAEngel.

This episode was recorded on October 9, 2018 and was edited by Gary Fletcher. A special thanks to Dr. Brandon Miller of SMU’s Department of History for connecting us with Jeffrey Engel.



This episode brought to you with support from our sponsors at  Ramseur Records . Go to  RamseurRecords.com  & enter promo code  history  at checkout for 10% off your next purchase.

This episode brought to you with support from our sponsors at Ramseur Records. Go to RamseurRecords.com & enter promo code history at checkout for 10% off your next purchase.

Support us on Patreon and get extra episodes & more!
Image

Our Sponsor


Image

This episode brought to you with support from our sponsors at La Cosecha Coffee Roasters. Go to lacosechacoffee.com & enter promo code RTN10 at checkout for 10% off your next purchase.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe to receive info on our latest news and episodes.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.