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Video Clip. The Clinton Administration Essential Question: How should historians judge the impact, effectiveness, and legacy of the Clinton administration?

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2 The Clinton Administration Essential Question: How should historians judge the impact, effectiveness, and legacy of the Clinton administration?

3 Bill Clinton meets President John F. Kennedy as a 16 year- old delegate of Boy’s Nation on June 6, 1963

4 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

5 Bill Clinton taking the Oath of Office as the Governor of Arkansas on January 9, 1979

6 1992 Presidential Election 1992 Presidential Debate: Video ClipVideo Clip Clinton 1992 Campaign Ad

7 1992 Election Results

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9 James Brady lies paralyzed after the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan James Brady watches President Clinton sign the “Brady Bill” into law

10 Major Events and Policies as President Initiated the “don’t ask, don’t 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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12 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

13 The bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995 killed168 and injured approximately 700. Timothy McVeigh

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15 Won reelection in 1996 (defeated Bob Dole)

16 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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18 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

19 Presidential Trivia Only the 2 nd U.S. President ever to be impeached (the other was Andrew Johnson) The only Democrat to win reelection to a 2 nd term of office as president since FDR


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