What is President Clinton most remembered for? What is President Clinton most remembered for?




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What is President Clinton most remembered for?

  • What is President Clinton most remembered for?




AmeriCorps

  • AmeriCorps

    • Clinton program that put students to work and offered a scholarship so they could continue their education.
  • Illegal Immigration Reform Act

    • Increased border patrol agents, built a fence between the U.S. and Mexico and set penalties for smuggling people or providing fraudulent documents to prevent illegal immigration.
  • NAFTA

    • The U.S., Mexico and Canada all agreed to participate in free trade.


The 1st computer company was Intel and was started in Silicon Valley, California.

  • The 1st computer company was Intel and was started in Silicon Valley, California.

    • Apple introduced the 1st practical and affordable home computer.
    • The World Wide Web spawned a “dot-com” economy.
  • Cell phones rose to use in the 1990s.





Clinton believed that the federal deficit must be reduced but did not want to get rid of many important social programs.

  • Clinton believed that the federal deficit must be reduced but did not want to get rid of many important social programs.

    • Decided to raise taxes.
  • Created a health care reform task force and appointed his wife, Hillary Clinton, to head it.

    • Guaranteed health benefits but put the burden of paying for the benefits on employers.
    • Clinton’s plan died without a vote.
  • Family Medical Leave Act.

    • Gave workers up to 12 weeks per year for the birth of a child or for the illness of a family member.
  • Created AmeriCorps and cracked down on gun control and crime.



During the midterm elections of 1994, Americans voted Republican.

  • During the midterm elections of 1994, Americans voted Republican.

  • Republicans clashed with Clinton over the federal budget.

    • Clinton vetoed Republican budget proposals and Republicans refused to compromise.
    • Resulted in a federal gov’t shut down.
  • Health Insurance Portability Act

    • Improved health coverage for people.
  • Welfare Reform Act,

    • Limited people to no more than 2 consecutive years on welfare.


Democrat- Bill Clinton

  • Democrat- Bill Clinton

    • Took credit for the booming economy.
  • Republican- Bob Dole

    • Promised a 15% tax cut.
  • Reform Party- Ross Perot

    • Made the deficit the main campaign issue.


In 1997 a balanced budget was submitted to Congress!

  • In 1997 a balanced budget was submitted to Congress!

  • Children’s Health Insurance Program

    • Provided health insurance for children whose parents could not afford it.
  • Helped students by increasing grants for college and expanded Head Start.

  • Clinton was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice.

    • Senate did not reach the 2/3rds majority it needed to remove Clinton from office.


Haiti

  • Haiti

    • Military leaders overthrew the 1st democratically elected president.
    • UN to impose a trade embargo and Jimmy Carter convinced Haiti’s rulers to step aside.
  • Bosnia

    • Christian Serbs began an ethnic cleansing of Bosnian Muslims.
    • NATO took military action.
  • Kosovo (Serbia)

    • Albanians wanted Kosovo to separate from Serbia.
    • NATO used force to stop the fighting.
  • Middle East

    • Iraq attacked the Kurds.
      • The U.S. fired missiles at Iraq.
    • Palestine and Israel started negations over who controlled what territory.
      • Radical Palestinians assassinated Israel’s Prime Minister.


Immigration Act of 1965

  • Immigration Act of 1965

    • Abolished the national origins quota act.
    • Migration chains were established.
  • Began allowing more refugees into the country.

  • Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

    • Established penalties for employers who knowingly hire unauthorized immigrants and strengthened border controls.
  • The U.S. began to strengthen laws against illegal immigration through the Illegal Immigration Reform Act of 1996.





Globalization

  • Globalization

    • The idea that the world is becoming increasingly interconnected.
    • Supporters believe that trade helps the American economy.
    • Opponents believe that trade causes jobs to move overseas.
  • NAFTA increased trade with Canada and Mexico 104%.

  • 120 nations became members of the World Trade Organization.

  • Clinton expanded trade with China.





Scientists discovered that CFCs had created an ozone hole over Antarctica.

  • Scientists discovered that CFCs had created an ozone hole over Antarctica.

    • 23 other nations agreed to phase out chemicals that weakened the ozone layer.
  • Concern about global warming led 38 nations to sign the Kyoto Protocol promising to reduce emissions.

    • Very few nations have actually complied with its requirements and reduced their emissions.


Explain the accomplishments and failures of President Clinton.

  • Explain the accomplishments and failures of President Clinton.



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