HI283 December 6

HI283 December 6 - o Phone and wire taps open mail explore...

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December 6, 2011: Challenges to the Contemporary Presidency 2000 Election George W. Bush vs. Vice President Al Gore o Represented different ends of the political spectrum Election Night Media Coverage o Question of Florida – Does it go to Bush or Gore? o ABC: Gore Wins o FOX: Bush Wins Supreme Court Decision o Bush has more Electoral Votes while Gore had more Popular Votes o Conservative majority, 5 – 4 o George W. Bush wins, inaugurated January 2001 o Takes leadership of a very divided country, election was stolen from Al Gore War on Terrorism Roots in the 1960s: Decolonization 1979: Iranian Hostage Crisis o Islamic Fundamentalist: Anti-westernization 1993: World Trade Center o 1996 Anti-terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act o Patriot Act: expands the surveillance power of the government
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Unformatted text preview: o Phone and wire taps, open mail, explore lives of American citizens o Is this necessary? o Domestic & Abroad • Afghanistan and Operating Enduring Freedom Compassionate Conservatism: At Home and Abroad • The Iraq War o Saddam Hussein and Weapons of Mass Destruction The Bush Doctrine: Preemptive War Go in to prevent a potential conflict “The events of September 11, 2001, taught us that weak states, like Afghanistan, can pose as great a danger to our national interests as strong states.” New aspect of foreign policy • Education: No Child Left Behind • Problem of Katrina o State vs. Federal Responsibilities • “The Housing Bubble” o Deregulation and the Free Market o Process begun under Carter and expanded under Reagan, Clinton, and Bush...
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course HI 283 taught by Professor Brownell during the Fall '11 term at BU.

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