Clinton and Bush

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Clinton and Bush

  1. 1. President Bill Clinton 1993-2001
  2. 2. Domestic Policy • Cut federal spending; raised taxes on the rich • Proposed healthcare reform; it failed to pass • Computer industry success • “peace dividend” led to economic prosperity – money that would be saved because the Cold War ended • Export computers and high tech goods – Unemployment was down, consumer spending was up, business profits all time high
  3. 3. IMPEACHMENT • Second term in office was the scandal • Senate conducted Impeachment hearings for Pres. Clinton – Clinton had a sexual affair with a White House intern – Clinton had lied under oath • Removing the President from office (impeachment) would be done by a 2/3 vote Republican controlled House of Representatives (Congress) had the votes for impeachment – In the Senate, Republicans fell short of the 2/3 vote for impeachment • Once again, the public felt they could not trust their elected officials
  4. 4. Foreign Policy • NAFTA – North American Free Trade Agreement – created a trade with Canada and Mexico – Gradually phased out tariffs (taxes) • GATT – General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade – Further reducing of tariffs – Replaced by the World Trade Organization • Regulated world trade
  5. 5. President George W. Bush 2001-2009
  6. 6. Election of 2000 • Vice President Al Gore won the Popular Vote • In some states the margin was close • Supreme Court halted a Florida recount – By a vote of 5 to 4 – Supreme Court their was no standard way to review the voting ballots (old school punch hole ballots) • Bush won the election as a result of “Electoral” vote – Official way to decide President based on Constitution
  7. 7. 9/11 • Terrorist attacked the World Trade Centers in New York City • Attacked the Pentagon in Arlington, VA • Bush declared a Global War on Terror – Created Department of Homeland Security – USA Patriot Act (NDAA -National Defense Authorization Act) – expanded the government's law enforcement powers • Gave power to look at bank statements, cell phone records, record phone calls (wiretaps) • Detain immigrants and American citizens without a warrant • Gave too much power to the US Government • President Obama signed a four year extension in 2011

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