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Thaddeus Stevens: Pennsylvania Pugilist

Course number : LIR306   ID : 27263    Section Number : 1
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Featured in movies, including "Lincoln", Stevens was loved and hated by many and a definite thorn in the sides of President Lincoln and Johnson. He was known for his sarcastic wit and called the "Great Commoner" and the" Father of the 14th Amendment". We’ll examine his influences; his life in Lancaster and Gettysburg; and his failures and accomplishments, including his legal defense of those accused of attacking a Maryland posse in the Christiana Riot of 1851. We’ll also look at his relationship with Lydia Hamilton Smith, his radical policies during the Civil War and Reconstruction, his impeachment of President Johnson, and the passage of the 124th Amendment.
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Class Details

5 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon

Conference Center (E Building)

Swartz,Roger G 



Please read:  This course will meet on campus in an in-person environment.





Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/3/2024 - 7/1/2024 Weekly - Mon 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM Frederick, Conference Center (E Building)  Map, Room: E138 Swartz,Roger G