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  • The Modern First  Lady
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    The Modern First Lady

    Professor Peggy Scranton taught the last class in a semester-long seminar on first ladies. In the illustrated lecture she gave an overview of the issues discussed and focused on the role of the…

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  • Clinton Presidency Class 11
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    Clinton Presidency, Class 11

    The topic for this class meeting was the impeachment of President Clinton and impeachment in general. Mr. DiPippa moderated the class. Mr. Ewing talked about the role of the independent counsel…

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  • Presidential Libraries
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    Presidential Libraries

    The directors of ten of the twelve presidential libraries talked about the latest developments at their libraries, preserving and using presidential papers and memorabilia, and the…

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  • Clinton Presidency Clinton Speech
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    Clinton Presidency: Clinton Speech

    Following a semester-long class on the Clinton presidency and his political career, President Clinton talked to students and others about his political experiences in the White House,…

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  • Clinton Presidency Class 15
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    Clinton Presidency, Class 15

    “Domestic Policy” and “Post-presidency” Ms. Rasco spoke about President Clinton’s domestic policy. Currently, Ms Rasco is Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley and Director of the America Reads Challenge.…

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  • Clinton Presidency Class 14
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    Clinton Presidency, Class 14

    The topic of this meeting of the class on the Clinton presidency was the politics of health care reform. Dr. Elders served as Surgeon General in 1993 and 1994. She argued the case for universal health…

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  • Clinton Presidency Class 13
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    Clinton Presidency, Class 13

    The subject of this meeting of the class on the Clinton presidency was coercive diplomacy. General Clark talked about his book Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat,…

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  • Clinton Presidency Class 12
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    Clinton Presidency, Class 12

    Dr. Wekkin discussed his research on first ladies, focusing particularly on Hillary Rodham Clinton. He used the Health Care Task Force documents in the Clinton Presidential Materials…

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  • Clinton Presidency Class 10
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    Clinton Presidency, Class 10

    The topic of this meeting of the class on the Clinton presidency was foreign policy, including the Clinton doctrine, the use of force, and the national interest. Professor Scranton gave a…

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  • Clinton Presidency Class 9
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    Clinton Presidency, Class 9

    The topic for this meeting of the class on the Clinton presidency was the economy. Mr. Sperling talked about the economy as both a campaign issue and a governing issue.

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  • Clinton Presidency Class 8
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    Clinton Presidency, Class 8

    The guests talked about the elections of 1994, 1996, and 1998, including the strategies employed by Democrats and Republicans and the causes of the election outcomes.

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  • Clinton Presidency Class 7
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    Clinton Presidency, Class 7

    Professor Nelson spoke about President Clinton’s political and working relationship with Vice President Gore, the role of the vice president, and political deal-making. He also responded to…

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  • Clinton Presidency Class 6
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    Clinton Presidency, Class 6

    The topic of the sixth meeting of the class on the Clinton presidency was President Clinton’s health care reform plan. This was used as a case study for the use of primary source materials and as…

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  • Clinton Presidency Class 5
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    Clinton Presidency, Class 5

    Journalists talked about public perceptions of the Clinton presidency and the ways in which citizens, the media, and politicians had portrayed his presidency. They responded to questions…

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  • Clinton Presidency Class 4
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    Clinton Presidency, Class 4

    During the fourth meeting of the class on the Clinton presidency, Professor Scranton and the guest speakers talked about presidential transition, appointments, and the cabinet. They also…

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  • Clinton Presidency Class 3
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    Clinton Presidency, Class 3

    Professor Scranton and the guest speakers talked about the 1992 election, including events leading up to the election, the primary, and President Clinton’s political experiences prior to…

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  • Clinton Presidency Class 2
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    Clinton Presidency, Class 2

    Professor Scranton and early aides to Former President Clinton spoke to students about his early career in politics, early political campaigns, and his political roots in Arkansas. One…

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  • Clinton Presidency Class 1
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    Clinton Presidency, Class 1

    The first class of the series was an introduction to studying the Clinton presidency and to the 1990s. First Dr. Scranton lectured on “Why Study the Clinton Presidency.” Then Dr. Bass, a presidential scholar, gave…

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  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for audience comments. Professor Scranton talked via telephone about the class she is teaching on the Clinton presidency.

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  • Working in the Clinton White House
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    Working in the Clinton White House

    The panelists talked about the mechanics of the White House, focusing on how President Clinton’s time was scheduled and how his schedule reflected his priorities. The panelists responded to…

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