Reflections of History

May 16th: President Andrew Johnson Faces Removal

May 16th: President Andrew Johnson Faces Removal

Reflections of History - May 16, 2022 - 05:12

On May 16, 1868, Andrew Johnson survives removal from office by a single vote.

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About The Show

C13Originals and Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author Jon Meacham, co-creators of the Webby Award-winning Best Podcast Series It Was Said and the acclaimed podcast Hope,Through History, join together again on a daily series that guides listeners through critical moments in our history. Every Monday through Friday, Meacham travels back to impactful events that occurred on that date in history—the birth of a visionary filmmaker, the debut of an iconic athlete, the discovery of a lifesaving cure, a triumphant legal victory. You’ll learn how that event shaped politics, art, culture, sports and science, and why it’s still relevant today.