Events

Tegeder-Berg Society Inaugural

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Time:   6-8:30 p.m.
Location:   Jax Café 1928 University Ave, NE, Minneapolis

CSB/SJU History alums, students, and faculty are now working to launch the Tegeder-Berg Society.  You have the chance to mold the Society from its start. Together, we will promote the study of history as a means to understand the present and thus shape the future as well as create a space for History alums to connect with each other and mentor current and prospective students.

Ken Jones “Removing Presidents”
Professor Ken Jones
CSB/SJU History Department

In all of U.S. history, Congress has taken serious steps toward removing only four presidents, including three in the late 20th century (Nixon, Reagan and Clinton). In each case, they applied a section of the Constitution that is relatively ambiguous on what justifies such a drastic action. If we examine the context, causes and results of each case in detail, what can we learn about how this power to remove a president actually functions? Perhaps this understanding can illuminate the current debate over trying to remove our current president.