Donald Ritchie - A Conflicted Legacy: Presidents and Congress from Truman to Obama

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Historian of the United States Senate Donald Ritchie discusses presidential relations with Congress from Harry S. Truman to Barack Obama.
Monday, February 20, 2012
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Historian of the United States Senate Donald Ritchie discusses presidential relations with Congress since Harry S. Truman.

Ritchie, author of Congress and Harry S. Truman: A Conflicted Legacy, says the constitutional principle of checks and balances coupled with partisanship is a recipe for heated conflict in Washington and on the campaign trail.

Co-sponsored by the Harry S. Truman Center for Governmental Affairs at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, the UMKC College of Arts & Sciences Continuing Education, the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, and the Bernardin-Haskell Lectures Fund of the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences.

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