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Title: Video Clip


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Video Clip
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The Clinton Administration
Essential Question How should historians judge
the impact, effectiveness, and legacy of the
Clinton administration?
http//www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/william
jclinton
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Bill Clinton meets President John F. Kennedy as a
16 year-old delegate of Boys Nation on June 6,
1963
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Education Georgetown University, Oxford
University, Yale Law School
Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham at Yale Law
School, January 1972
Bill Clinton runs for Student Council President
at Georgetown University
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Bill Clinton taking the Oath of Office as the
Governor of Arkansas on January 9, 1979
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1992 Presidential Election
1992 Presidential Debate Video Clip Clinton 1992
Campaign Ad
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1992 Election Results
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Major Events and Policies as President
Initiated the dont ask, dont tell policy for the U.S. Armed Forces in 1993












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Major Events and Policies as President
Initiated the dont ask, dont tell policy for the U.S. Armed Forces in 1993
Signed NAFTA in 1993 and lobbied its ratification by Congress











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Major Events and Policies as President
Initiated the dont ask, dont tell policy for the U.S. Armed Forces in 1993
Signed NAFTA in 1993 and lobbied its ratification by Congress
Signed the Brady Bill in 1993 (waiting period background check for handguns)










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James Brady lies paralyzed after the attempted
assassination of Ronald Reagan
James Brady watches President Clinton sign the
Brady Bill into law
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Major Events and Policies as President
Initiated the dont ask, dont tell policy for the U.S. Armed Forces in 1993
Signed NAFTA in 1993 and lobbied its ratification by Congress
Signed the Brady Bill in 1993 (waiting period background check for handguns)
Ordered U.S. troops in Somalia to capture a local warlord, but withdrew the troops in 1994 after sustaining casualties









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Major Events and Policies as President
Initiated the dont ask, dont tell policy for the U.S. Armed Forces in 1993
Signed NAFTA in 1993 and lobbied its ratification by Congress
Signed the Brady Bill in 1993 (waiting period background check for handguns)
Ordered U.S. troops in Somalia to capture a local warlord, but withdrew the troops in 1994 after sustaining casualties
Sent 20,000 U.S. troops to the Balkans in 1995 (part of a NATO mission to stop ethnic cleansing as civil war led to the collapse of Yugoslavia)








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Major Events and Policies as President
Initiated the dont ask, dont tell policy for the U.S. Armed Forces in 1993
Signed NAFTA in 1993 and lobbied its ratification by Congress
Signed the Brady Bill in 1993 (waiting period background check for handguns)
Ordered U.S. troops in Somalia to capture a local warlord, but withdrew the troops in 1994 after sustaining casualties
Sent 20,000 U.S. troops to the Balkans in 1995 (part of a NATO mission to stop ethnic cleansing as civil war led to the collapse of Yugoslavia)
Oklahoma City Bombing (1995) - most destructive act of terrorism on U.S. soil up to this time







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Timothy McVeigh
The bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma
City on April 19, 1995 killed168 and injured
approximately 700.
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Major Events and Policies as President
Initiated the dont ask, dont tell policy for the U.S. Armed Forces in 1993
Signed NAFTA in 1993 and lobbied its ratification by Congress
Signed the Brady Bill in 1993 (waiting period background check for handguns)
Ordered U.S. troops in Somalia to capture a local warlord, but withdrew the troops in 1994 after sustaining casualties
Sent 20,000 U.S. troops to the Balkans in 1995 (part of a NATO mission to stop ethnic cleansing as civil war led to the collapse of Yugoslavia)
Oklahoma City Bombing (1995) - most destructive act of terrorism on U.S. soil up to this time
Won reelection in 1996 (defeated Bob Dole)






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Major Events and Policies as President
Initiated the dont ask, dont tell policy for the U.S. Armed Forces in 1993
Signed NAFTA in 1993 and lobbied its ratification by Congress
Signed the Brady Bill in 1993 (waiting period background check for handguns)
Ordered U.S. troops in Somalia to capture a local warlord, but withdrew the troops in 1994 after sustaining casualties
Sent 20,000 U.S. troops to the Balkans in 1995 (part of a NATO mission to stop ethnic cleansing as civil war led to the collapse of Yugoslavia)
Oklahoma City Bombing (1995) - most destructive act of terrorism on U.S. soil up to this time
Won reelection in 1996 (defeated Bob Dole)
Was impeached by the House of Reps (Dec. 1998) for perjury obstruction of justice, but was acquitted by the Senate (Feb. 1999)





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Major Events and Policies as President
Initiated the dont ask, dont tell policy for the U.S. Armed Forces in 1993
Signed NAFTA in 1993 and lobbied its ratification by Congress
Signed the Brady Bill in 1993 (waiting period background check for handguns)
Ordered U.S. troops in Somalia to capture a local warlord, but withdrew the troops in 1994 after sustaining casualties
Sent 20,000 U.S. troops to the Balkans in 1995 (part of a NATO mission to stop ethnic cleansing as civil war led to the collapse of Yugoslavia)
Oklahoma City Bombing (1995) - most destructive act of terrorism on U.S. soil up to this time
Won reelection in 1996 (defeated Bob Dole)
Was impeached by the House of Reps (Dec. 1998) for perjury obstruction of justice, but was acquitted by the Senate (Feb. 1999)
Strong economy - presided over a long period of low unemployment and low inflation




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Major Events and Policies as President
Initiated the dont ask, dont tell policy for the U.S. Armed Forces in 1993
Signed NAFTA in 1993 and lobbied its ratification by Congress
Signed the Brady Bill in 1993 (waiting period background check for handguns)
Ordered U.S. troops in Somalia to capture a local warlord, but withdrew the troops in 1994 after sustaining casualties
Sent 20,000 U.S. troops to the Balkans in 1995 (part of a NATO mission to stop ethnic cleansing as civil war led to the collapse of Yugoslavia)
Oklahoma City Bombing (1995) - most destructive act of terrorism on U.S. soil up to this time
Won reelection in 1996 (defeated Bob Dole)
Was impeached by the House of Reps (Dec. 1998) for perjury obstruction of justice, but was acquitted by the Senate (Feb. 1999)
Strong economy - presided over a long period of low unemployment and low inflation
Balanced the budget, but achieved an actual surplus in fiscal years 1999 2000



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Major Events and Policies as President
Initiated the dont ask, dont tell policy for the U.S. Armed Forces in 1993
Signed NAFTA in 1993 and lobbied its ratification by Congress
Signed the Brady Bill in 1993 (waiting period background check for handguns)
Ordered U.S. troops in Somalia to capture a local warlord, but withdrew the troops in 1994 after sustaining casualties
Sent 20,000 U.S. troops to the Balkans in 1995 (part of a NATO mission to stop ethnic cleansing as civil war led to the collapse of Yugoslavia)
Oklahoma City Bombing (1995) - most destructive act of terrorism on U.S. soil up to this time
Won reelection in 1996 (defeated Bob Dole)
Was impeached by the House of Reps (Dec. 1998) for perjury obstruction of justice, but was acquitted by the Senate (Feb. 1999)
Strong economy - presided over a long period of low unemployment and low inflation
Balanced the budget, but achieved an actual surplus in fiscal years 1999 2000
Presidential Trivia
Only the 2nd U.S. President ever to be impeached (the other was Andrew Johnson)
The only Democrat to win reelection to a 2nd term of office as president since FDR
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Traditional Stereotypes
  • Democrats/Liberals Republicans/Conservatives
  • Tax and Spend Favor the rich
  • government action government is the problem
  • can be the solution
  • government spending cut government spending
  • is necessary
  • taxes are necessary cut taxes
  • government regulation cut government regulation
  • is necessary

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Democratic Party Changes
  • 1960s-1980s
  • Loss of South
  • Reagan shifts the electorate to right
  • Crushing loss in 1984
  • Deficit
  • Tax Revolts
  • Perceived failure of Great Society and Reaganomics

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Democratic Party Changes
  • New Democrats
  • Socially liberal
  • Fiscally Conservative
  • Pro-Business
  • Government has limited, but important role
  • Democratic Leadership Council (DLC)

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The New Politics
  • Democrats
  • Liberals vs. Centrists
  • New Deal/Great Society Democratic Leadership
    Council
  • pro-labor pro-business
  • maybe protectionist free trade
  • socially liberal socially liberal
  • activist government limited, but important,
    government role
  • Members
  • Sen. Walter Mondale Pres. Bill Clinton
  • Sen. Ted Kennedy (MA) VP Al Gore
  • Sen. Harry Reid (NV) Gov. Mark Warner (VA)
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer (CA) Sen. Hillary Clinton
    (NY)
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA) Sen. Barack Obama (IL)
  • Gov. Bill Richardson (NM) Gov. Jennifer Granholm
    (MI)
  • Sen. Robert Byrd (WV) Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (KS)
  • Winner Centrists

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The New Politics
  • Republicans
  • Moderates vs. Conservatives
  • pro-choice anti-abortion
  • balanced budget balanced budget
  • socially liberal socially conservative
  • small, but active, government government is the
    problem
  • Members
  • Gov. George H. W. Bush Pres. George W. Bush
  • Mayor Rudy Giuliani VP Dick Cheney
  • Sen. John McCain (AZ) Gov. Mike Huckabee (AR)
  • Sen. Richard Lugar (IN) Rep. Newt Gingrich (GA)
  • Sen. Olympia Snowe (ME) Rep. Tom Delay (TX)
  • Gov. Mitt Romney Sen. Mitch McConnell (KY)
  • Sen. Chuck Hagel Justice Antonin Scalia
  • Winner Conservatives
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