Bridge to the 21st Centu26

Bridge to the 21st Centu26 - a crowded field of candidates...

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Bridge to the 21st Century The Clinton and Bush II years Yet at home, Americans were less sanguine, and they faced some deep and familiar  problems. The United States found itself in its deepest recession since the early 1980s.  Many of the job losses were occurring among white-collar workers in middle  management positions, not solely, as earlier, among blue-collar workers in the  manufacturing sector. Even when the economy began recovering in 1992, its growth  was virtually imperceptible until late in the year. Moreover, the federal deficit continued  to mount, propelled most strikingly by rising expenditures for health care. President George Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle easily won renomination by the  Republican Party. On the Democratic side, Bill Clinton, governor of Arkansas, defeated 
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Unformatted text preview: a crowded field of candidates to win his party’s nomination. As his vice presidential nominee, he selected Senator Al Gore of Tennessee, generally acknowledged as one of the Congress’s strongest advocates of environmental protection. The country’s deep unease over the direction of the economy also sparked the emergence of a remarkable independent candidate, wealthy Texas entrepreneur H. Ross Perot. Perot tapped into a deep wellspring of frustration over the inability of Washington to deal effectively with economic issues, principally the federal deficit. He possessed a colorful personality and a gift for the telling one-line political quip. He would be the most successful third-party candidate since Theodore Roosevelt in 1912....
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  • Fall '10
  • President George Bush, Senator Al Gore, President Dan Quayle, remarkable independent candidate, wealthy Texas entrepreneur, successful third­party candidate

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