The Clinton Presidency and the Constitutional System

The Clinton Presidency and the Constitutional System

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Presidential scholars, former and current policymakers, and a former president bring varied insights and analyses to consider the impact, influence, and legacy of the presidency of William Jefferson Clinton, the "'New Democrat' from Hope, Arkansas."

In the eight years between 1993 and 2001, the Clinton White House presided over a booming economy that included a budget surplus in Clinton's second term, oversaw the most significant welfare reform since the New Deal, and wrestled with the challenge of developing a foreign-policy vision for the post-Cold War era.

Structurally, the Clinton presidency expanded the office and responsibilities of the First Lady and the Vice President to an unprecedented degree, prevailed in a budget battle with Congress that included two government shutdowns, briefly employed a line-item veto until the Supreme Court declared that power unconstitutional, and endured the second impeachment of the chief executive in American history.

The evolution and consequences of the increased power held by modern presidents became sharply evident during the Clinton years. In The Clinton Presidency and the Constitutional System , based on the Eleventh Presidential Conference at Hofstra University, readers are afforded a unique combination of scholarly analysis and the perspectives of former administration officials. Students and scholars of the presidency will glean important understandings from the balanced, judicious studies of the Clinton administration and their juxtaposition with firsthand recollections of some of the participants who defined and shaped those events.

Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, [2012]
Edition: 1st ed.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 160344694X
9781603446945
1603446605
9781603446600
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 311 pages).

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