Essay/Term paper: Presidents
Essay, term paper, research paper: Humanities
With the United States economy in a state of
recession from the empty promises brought forth
by President George Bush, the country needed a
change for the better. President Bush"s policies
were not pulling through, and the American
people were expecting results. Re-election was
nearing for Bush and he really needed to get his
act together if he wanted another term in office.
Out of no where a former governor was leading
the polls over Republican candidate, President
George Bush. Clinton had focused a lot of his
efforts towards the younger generation of 18 to
25 years. Bush was also behind because his
programs created the present recession the nation
was experiencing. Clinton spoke of new job
opportunities and better wages, which appealed
to the younger generation, because they were
starting out in their lives and more jobs meant
more options. Many people felt as though they
were being betrayed by Bush, because of his
empty "No New Taxes" policy.
Another factor that swayed votes Clinton"s way,
was the change in ideas of the "Reagan
Democrats", who were registered Democrats
which voted Republican. These voters realized
that Bush was not following through with his
promises and they wanted results. Families were
being hurt because of unemployment and the
"Reagan Democrats" needed to provide for their
One major issue was the cultural conflict of
welfare. Americans were becoming lazy and did
not "need" jobs as long as they were on welfare.
Bush just let this issue go, while Clinton made a
plan stating that after two years of welfare,
everyone capable of working would have to
accept a job, or training for a job. This policy
attracted voters of the working and middle class
population. This policy also showed that the
Democratic Party is a party of workers and doers
as opposed to slackers. It says they will protect
the workers of America.
Because of all of these factors, Clinton has an
astonishing lead over his opposing mate. This
lead continues on and leads Clinton onto his
election and the re-election. Clinton is a very
well-liked president, as well as effective.
Employment was steadily on the rise, and the
inflation rate was lower than it had been in many
Clinton was able to negotiate foreign policy, he
was able to handle domestic affairs and he was
liked by the people. He also looked good on
camera which was another asset he had in his
favor. Bill Clinton"s approval rating was very
high and he was controlling the country with
dignity and competence.
The unthinkable then happened, he was caught
having an affair with a White House intern,
Monica Lewinski. This scandal plagued the
White House for many months. Clinton was even
put on trial, accused of perjury. He was later
acquitted of all charges. His approval rating was
and is a little shaky now because of the scandal,
but he handled the entire fiasco as best as anyone
in his position would have been able to handle it.
The Clinton Presidency, aside from moral
conflicts, has been a productive presidency
throughout the years. He has cut the Federal
Budget and Federal Spending, as well as reduced
the rate of inflation to staggering lows only
achieved in the days of old. Overall, William
Jefferson Clinton has been a president of the
people and he has tried to achieve goals he set in
the beginning of his presidency to improve these
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