JFK’s death revealed a flaw in the Constitution.

JFK’s Death Revealed a Flaw in the Constitution

JFK’s Death Revealed a Flaw in the Constitution

Bite-sized stories from presidential campaign history.
Jan. 24 2018 7:30 PM

The 25th Amendment

When Lyndon Johnson took the oath of office, a flaw in the Constitution was revealed.

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This episode of Whistlestop travels back to April 4, 1841, the death of President William Henry Harrison, and a flaw in the Constitution.

Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson, each episode will revisit memorable moments from America’s presidential carnival.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Brian Rosenwald.

John Dickerson is a co-anchor of CBS This Morning, co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, host of the Whistlestop podcast, and author of Whistlestop and On Her Trail.