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Profiles In Courage - John F Kennedy Profiles In Courage Summary Profiles In Courage is a collection of short stories about acts of courage in politics An entire summary of the book would actually be eight different summaries of eight different people So I have chosen one of the eight different stories to base this report on I am going to summarize quote and reflect on the story of Edmund G Ross It was 1868 when Edmund G Ross a senator from Kansas had to choose between his career and his conscience President Andrew Johnson was under impeachment and the Republican party was determined to force him to resign from the office Johnson kept vetoing the bills passed by the senate on the grounds that they were unconstitutional He believed that they were being to harsh on the south The senate needed two-thirds of the senate to vote guilty on any one of the eleven different Articles of Impeachment There were fifty-four different senators at that time which meant that a total of thirty-six guilty votes were necessary for a conviction It became apparent that the radical Republicans were willing to make the election unfair if it meant that they would get what they wanted They already made up for more than two-thirds of the senate but they werent positive that they had all of the necessary votes Ross was a Republican and his views toward Johnson were mostly negative but when he was asked about his vote he said he wasnt going to decide until he had allowed for a fair trial Ross was the only member of the senate that hadnt decided yet and as it turned out his vote could win the trial for either side The outcome of the trial was entirely up to Ross The Republican party tried everything from threats to bribes to win his vote but he either ignored or refused all that they could throw at
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