History Chapter 32
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History Chapter 32
Clinton George Bush
Clinton and Bush
Because of Clinton's political beliefs he was labeled:
The new Democrat
What were Clinton's legislative successes?
1993 budget NAFTA, Americorps, Low income tax credits
Health care proposal defeated
Mid-Term elections were a disaster
What happened during clinton's mid-term elections?
A backlash against Clinton
Republicans win majorities in Senate and House of Reps for the first time in 40 years!!
New speaker of the House
: Newt Gingrich
Looks like Clinton will be defeated in 1996
How does Clinton reinvent himself?
He adopts a more conservative agenda:
supports welfare reform bill 1996
supports balanced budget by 2002, anti-crime bill
Factors that Boost Clinton:
Economy starts to boom "New Economy" emerges
PCs, Software, Internet, Cell phones
: computerization of America
Era Of Globalization
What event also caused a Boost in Clinton's popularity leading up to election of 1996?
Oklahoma City Bombing 1995
Budget impasse and Federal Government Shutdown Nov. 1995-Jan 1996
Election of 1996: who was involved, who won, by how much?
Clinton v. Robert Dole
379-159 E.C. vote
still, republicans control house and senate!
Clinton is first 2 term democrat since FDR
What were the scandals Clinton was involved in?
Suicide of Clinton Advisor Vince Foster, 1993
Whitewater real estate deal 1994
Sexual harrassment of Paula Jones 1994
Campaign Finance irregularities
: 1996 Election
Charges leading to impeachment:
Paula Jones Sexual Harrassment Suit, May 1994
Clinton is questioned under oath Jan 17, 1998
Denies affair with Monica Lewinsky
6 months of denials
July, Aug 1998
: clinton admits to inappropriate relationship with Lewinsky
Reps push for impeachment
1998 Mid-term elections, importance? Results?
Will make or break Clinton
No big backlash against Clinton and Dems gain 5 seats in House of Reps, Gingrich resigns
Reps continue the drive for Impeachment, results?
Two articles of Impeachment:
: 228 Guilty -206 not guilty
Obstruction of Justice
: 221 Guilty -212 not guilty
Clinton is first president elected to be impeached!
Senate's decision about Clinton
: 55 not guilty - 45 guilty
Obstruction of Justice
: 50 not guilty, 50 guilty
Clinton was NOT impeached
Statistics of Clinton Administration: good or bad for the economy?
: almost ten years 1991-2001
: 3.9% in 2000, lowest since 1969
Budget deficits become surpluses, first since 1960
Social statistics of Clinton administration?
declining poverty 11.3 % in 2000, lowest in 25 years
Falling crime rates
fewer welfare recipients
Clinton's foreign policy
peace talks between Israel and Palestinians
peace talks with Northern Ireland
War in Kosovo to prevent Genocide
Election of 2000, who was involved, who won, by how much?
Al Gore vs George W. Bush
No winner of the election for 36 days!
winner hinges on outcome in state of Florida
Gore sues for manual recount; Bush sues to block recount
Gore admin accuses Bush admin of?
Supreme Court involvement:
High % of invalidated votes
Wrongly disqualified Voters
: allows manual recount of votes and Bush sues to stop it
US supreme court stops recount Dec 10 and Final decision on Dec 12 favors Bush 5-4
Final results of 2000 election
47.88%-48.39% popular vote
271 elec. college votes- 267 elect. college votes
Bush squeaks by!
Early Problems with Bush Administration:
Economic recession, stock market slump, corporate scandals
Bush is labeled a Compassionate Conservative
What did Bush do his first year?
: 1.35 trillion over 10 years
Reduced Regulation on business, environment
Revamp social security
: allow private accounts
No Child Left Behind Law is passed
How much does Al Gore win the popular vote by?
George Bush becomes first president to lose popular vote and win election since 1888 (112 yrs!!)
2004 Election: who was involved? who won, by how much?
Voter turnout, low or high?
President George Bush v. Senator John Kerry
war in Iraq, war on terrorism, the economy
Victory for Bush
: 58-60% voted
Bush 50.9%-48.1% popular vote
Bush 286-252 elect. college
How did Bush's election strengthen Republican party?
Strengthened Republican party
: 55 reps up from 51
House of Reps
: 231 out of 435
Republicans control all branches of federal government