The Civil War, Reconstruction and Industrialization put new demands on the presidency. Lincoln’s use of emergency and executive powers set powerful new standards. Those who followed struggled with that legacy or embraced it as they faced challenges the writers of the Constitution could not have imagined. The era also saw the first impeachment, the rise of a new party system, and attempts by Congress to rein in the presidents. Join us as we continue to look at how the modern Presidency developed through our history. There is no need to have been in prior sessions to enjoy this one!