History Chapter 32

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  1. Because of Clinton's political beliefs he was labeled:
    The new Democrat
  2. What were Clinton's legislative successes?
    1993 budget NAFTA, Americorps, Low income tax credits
  3. Clinton's failures?
    • Health care proposal defeated
    • Mid-Term elections were a disaster
  4. 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
  5. How does Clinton reinvent himself?
    • He adopts a more conservative agenda:
    • supports welfare reform bill 1996
    • supports balanced budget by 2002, anti-crime bill
  6. Factors that Boost Clinton:
    • Economy starts to boom "New Economy" emerges
    • PCs, Software, Internet, Cell phones: computerization of America
    • Era Of Globalization
  7. 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
  8. Election of 1996: who was involved, who won, by how much?
    • Clinton v. Robert Dole
    • Clinton Wins
    • 49%-41% popular
    • 379-159 E.C. vote
    • still, republicans control house and senate!
    • Clinton is first 2 term democrat since FDR
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Reps continue the drive for Impeachment, results?
    • Two articles of Impeachment:
    • Perjury: 228 Guilty -206 not guilty
    • Obstruction of Justice: 221 Guilty -212 not guilty
    • Clinton is first president elected to be impeached!
  13. Senate's decision about Clinton
    Result?
    • Perjury: 55 not guilty - 45 guilty
    • Obstruction of Justice: 50 not guilty, 50 guilty
    • Clinton was NOT impeached
  14. Statistics of Clinton Administration: good or bad for the economy?
    • good
    • Longest boom: almost ten years 1991-2001
    • Low unemployment: 3.9% in 2000, lowest since 1969
    • Budget deficits become surpluses, first since 1960
  15. Social statistics of Clinton administration?
    • declining poverty 11.3 % in 2000, lowest in 25 years
    • Falling crime rates
    • fewer welfare recipients
  16. Clinton's foreign policy
    • peace talks between Israel and Palestinians
    • peace talks with Northern Ireland
    • War in Kosovo to prevent Genocide
  17. Election of 2000, who was involved, who won, by how much?
    • Al Gore vs George W. Bush
    • disputed election
    • No winner of the election for 36 days!
    • winner hinges on outcome in state of Florida
  18. Gore sues for manual recount; Bush sues to block recount
    Gore admin accuses Bush admin of?
    Supreme Court involvement:
    Result:
    • High % of invalidated votes
    • Hanging Chads
    • Confusing Ballots
    • Wrongly disqualified Voters
    • Supreme Court: 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
  19. Final results of 2000 election
    • Bush wins
    • 47.88%-48.39% popular vote
    • 271 elec. college votes- 267 elect. college votes
    • Bush squeaks by!
  20. Early Problems with Bush Administration:
    • Economic recession, stock market slump, corporate scandals
    • Bush is labeled a Compassionate Conservative
  21. What did Bush do his first year?
    • Tax cut: 1.35 trillion over 10 years
    • Reduced Regulation on business, environment
    • Revamp social security: allow private accounts
    • No Child Left Behind Law is passed
  22. How much does Al Gore win the popular vote by?
    • 540,000 votes
    • George Bush becomes first president to lose popular vote and win election since 1888 (112 yrs!!)
  23. 2004 Election: who was involved? who won, by how much?
    Election issues;
    Voter turnout, low or high?
    • President George Bush v. Senator John Kerry
    • war in Iraq, war on terrorism, the economy
    • Victory for Bush
    • high: 58-60% voted
    • Bush 50.9%-48.1% popular vote
    • Bush 286-252 elect. college
  24. How did Bush's election strengthen Republican party?
    • Strengthened Republican party
    • Senate: 55 reps up from 51
    • House of Reps: 231 out of 435
    • Republicans control all branches of federal government

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