Trade and Domestic Issues Under Clinton


US History (11th) Contemporary America Trade and the Domestic Issues Under Clinton
Students begin by using prior knowledge and new information to pose a question about Bill Clinton or his presidency. Next, students delve into the major domestic achievements of Clinton’s administration. Then they analyze his impeachment. Finally, they evaluate the NAFTA trade agreement.

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Overview

In this experience, students begin by using prior knowledge and new information to pose a question about Bill Clinton or his presidency. Next, students delve into the major domestic achievements of Clinton’s administration. Then they analyze his impeachment. Finally, they evaluate the NAFTA trade agreement.

Objectives

  • Describe Clinton’s economic policies.
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of NAFTA.
  • Analyze the effect of the Clinton impeachment on the public’s trust in government.


Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, was perhaps the most skilled political campaigner of his era. But despite his charisma, Clinton’s personal failings led him into scandal and became a major distraction for his presidency. In this experience, you’ll learn about Clinton’s domestic achievements and his personal failures.

Objectives

  • Describe Clinton’s economic policies.
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of NAFTA.
  • Analyze the effect of the Clinton impeachment on the public’s trust in government.




President Bill Clinton with his saxophone in the White House, 1996


Throughout his political career, Bill Clinton has inspired passionate feelings from both his defenders and his detractors. For a brief introduction to Clinton’s life and his presidency, watch the video entitled Bill Clinton—Mini Biography.


Based on the video and your prior knowledge, what question do you have about Bill Clinton or his presidency?



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