HIS 112 12.01 - witnesses? Clinton Impeachment proceedings...

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Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm) raises national pride Bush approval rating hits 90%
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Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm) Much higher death toll for Iraq Impact: long-lasting scars for Iraq Saddam Hussein still in power
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Bush loses re-election campaign 3 rd party candidate Perot got 19% of popular vote
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Clinton Clinton elected on platform of economic and social change A “New Democrat” Wants health care reform, welfare reform, etc
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The 1990s Economic Boom Computer industries grow (Silicon Valley) Stock market boom
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The 1990s Economic Boom Post-Cold War budgets The globalization of American business: NAFTA “Outsourcing”
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Clinton Impeachment proceedings Affair with a White House intern… tries to cover it up Did he lie under oath? Tamper with
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Unformatted text preview: witnesses? Clinton Impeachment proceedings Inquiry finds grounds for impeachment Split on party lines, unlike with Nixon House votes to acquit him Myth vs History Myths are important: they help us define ourselves and our nation But we must try to see the past impartially when we view it as history Myth vs History History looks to past events, not just our current perceptions of them 9/11 We have all seen the visuals of the attacks Try to see these events as history, not as a bullet point for the media Over 3000 people died in the attacks Begins new foreign policy era for the US End of the peaceful 1990s 9/11 Not just beginning of a new era, but an event of unprecedented loss and strength...
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course HIST 112 taught by Professor Littlefield during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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HIS 112 12.01 - witnesses? Clinton Impeachment proceedings...

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