#99  Early Stumbles; Clinton Administration ch 27

Last Update: November 18, 2015

OK PASS Objectives

President Clinton:

Clinton was an average president, ranked last in moral authority, but ranked near the top in economic management.

   Wanted to permit open homosexuals to serve in the military, but backed down to a policy of "don't ask don't tell"

Whitewater scandal real estate investments gone bad

Watch Pres Clinton 8min mp4

H. Evaluate the impact of political scandals and the Clinton impeachment) on federal law, national policies, and political behavior.

Early Victories

Family and Medical Leave Act required businesses to give employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for newborns, or sick family members

Brady Bill background check and a 5 day waiting period before you can buy a gun
Watch James Brady 3 min video

 

NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement opened free trade with Mexico, and Canada

negative (illegals poured in)

G. Examine the postwar rise in the standard of living, the OPEC Oil Embargo, the inflation of the 1970s, and the federal budget deficit problems of the 1980s and early 1990s.

K. Describe and evaluate the ongoing globalization of the United States’ and the world’s economic (e.g., creation of the European Union) and communication systems (e.g., the Internet and "instantaneous news").

Health Care Fiasco

Headed up by Hillary Clinton, promised universal health care, paid for with increased taxes, eventually 1/7 of all businesses would come under government control.  Americans said no and bill was squashed.

J. Compare and contrast conservative and liberal economic strategies, including the positions of political parties and interest groups  on major issues to the present.

Conservative Christian Backlash

"talk radio"  Rush Limbaugh

Christian Coalition organized by Pat Robertson registered people to vote and spread the Conservative Christian movement.
Watch Christianity Today 35 min video Questions

J. Compare and contrast conservative and liberal economic strategies, including the positions of political parties and interest groups  on major issues to the present.

"Contract with America"

Election of 1994: Republicans captured full control of the House and Senate in Congress


Watch Clinton Contract With America 6 min video

 

A. P. Murrah Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995

Watch 20 min video

 

L. Evaluate the rise of terrorism and its impact on the United States; the role and effects of the A. P. Murrah Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995

 

   

Photo Credits:

Clinton: http://www.trackalerts.com/global/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Bill_Clinton.jpg

FMLA: http://blog.usa.gov/roller/govgab/resource/images/FMLA.jpg

Gun http://static.open.salon.com/files/gun1219256876.jpg

NAFTA: http://www.sheriffjimonline.com/nafta_highway.jpg

Hillary: http://www.idsnews.com/blogs/thesamplegates/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/clinton_2008_stud.JPG

Contract : http://brotherpeacemaker.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/contractwithamerica.jpg